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Friday 27th March and future tasks

The next task programme is not quite ready but should be with you soon. Please look at the Conservation Volunteer page for the tasks we have been able to schedule. 

The task on Friday 27th March will be at Parkside Centre.

We will be building more raised beds, filling them with soil and planting some vegetables.

 

 

Residential at Hutton Roof

The TeamThe TeamWe had a very successful residential weekend 27th February to the 1st of March.

We were made welcome at Arnside Independent Hostel, but most importantly we were able to make a real difference to the woodland management at Hutton Roof Crags, working with Cumbria Wildife Trust. 

Read the report here, and see pictures in the gallery. There are also some pictures on the Facebook page. Thanks to Patrick for sharing his. 

The residential was subsidised by a kind donation and grant funding from Four Winds Trust. This grant is enabling us to run Wildlife Wanders sessions; getting people out of the City and into the countryside. 

Friday 20th February

Don't forget we are setting off at 9.30am on Friday.

We are travelling beyond Marsden to assist Forest of Bradford with a White Rose Forest planting scheme at Butterly Reservoir.

Forest Skills With Silver Pathways from Dixons Allerton Academy

BEES have completed a six week Forest Skills programme with Silver Pathways from Dixons Allerton Academy at Stony Ridge Plantation. The project aims to bring young people closer to outdoor spaces in their local area by using practical skills in a woodland setting. In the six weeks the young people have learnt how to light a fire, wood carving skills, tracking animal skills, making bird boxes and den making.

Here are some of the comments from the young people at the end of the project:-

'I have learnt the three elements of fire and that there is a tree called the Silver Birch Tree which you can drink its sap and use the skin to make a fire with it. I also learnt how to build a birdhouse' 'I wish I could stay longer here in the woodland or come again sometime'. Qasim

What have you enjoyed the most? 'Tracking the deer in the snow, I got to see one too.' Ateeq.

Stony Ridge Plantation is owned by Hallmark Cards and is used as a base for outdoor education for the benefit of people around the Bradford District.

The entire programme was funded by The Evan Cornish Foundation:- http://www.evancornishfoundation.org.uk/

Click here to view pictures in our gallery of the 6 week programme with Dixons Allerton Academy.

Starting work on Bolton St James Community Garden

On Friday 6th Feb BEES had an exploratory work day at Bolton St James. The church, on Bolton Road, has received funding from Bradford East Area Committee’s Area Action Plan Communities funding for the Bolton and Undercliffe Ward.

BEES are supporting an active group within the church to design an area that local residents and organisations can use for food growing. We are helping make a start on some of the heavier work to reprofile the ground and install growing beds. 

A report from Friday, and some pictures will appear later in the week.

Change for Fri 28th November

There is a change to the scheduled task on Friday 28th November.

We are retunring to Parkside Centre, BD5 instead of going to Rodley Nature Reserve. We need to complete the hedge laying task at the centre. We will reschedule a visit to Rodley in the New Year.

Sorry for any disappointment.

 

Shipley Alternative

We will have a market stall at Shipley Alternative at Kirgate, Shipley on Saturday 1st November. 11am-3pm.

We will be selling apples and appley products. 

Find out more about the market here

 

Apple Day 2014

Apple Day will be on Sunday 12th October 12-4pm.

There will be a full range of activities but slightly different to previous years. 

Bring a Picnic!

More details on Apple Day page

Nick is leaving us!

Nick's last day with BEES, after nearly 10 years of dedication, successful projects and supporting 100's of people in achieving their personal and environmental goals, is Friday 27th June.

After the Task at Boar's Well we will be going out to celebrate his time with BEES and wish him well in his new job. To start the evening off we will meet in the Lord Clyde at 5pm, followed by food and then perhaps the Sparrow Bar. We will have BEES mobile with 07970 621732.

We hope you can join us.

Canal Road Greenway

We have got some more dates to continue with our project to landscape the Canal Road Greenway. Over the next few weeks we will be raking over the ground alongside the tarmac path to create suitable conditions to sow seeds. This will ensure that the tarmac strip blends in nicey and will complement our work planting trees.

The dates are as follows:

Wednesdays 30th April, 7th May, 14th May, 21st May - leave Culture Fusion 9.30am

Thursdays 24th April, 1st May, 8th May, 15th May, 22nd May - leave Culture Fusion 9.30am

Friday 16th May - leave Culture Fusion 10am

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