John Muir Awards

John Muir Awards

by Maggie Grand on February 13, 2014

A pilot of these awards ran at Hemel Food Garden over 6 weeks in November and December with a great response from our trainees.  It involved them working at their own pace to discover and connect with the environment on their doorstep.  The scheme provided an opportunity for them to broaden their outlook of conservation issues at the site.  They discovered what a magnet it is for wildlife, located as it is between the canal and a fishing lake, and how important this is to biodiversity.  During the course they created bug hotels, bat boxes, bird feeding stations and studied the trees, birds and funghi. This structured training programme is a stepping stone into more accredited schemes which we plan to run later in 2014.

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