Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering and we will discuss details.
Conservation Work - Past
As Apple Day approaches, we need to finish attaching an awning to the food area at the orchard. We also need to harvest the fruit and cut the meadows using scythes and sickles, before mowing.
Please get in touch if you'd like to come along. All help appreciated.
We will be, continuing with orchard management, harvesting and will be making awnings to be used on Apple Day.
We will be doing our last session for the year of bracken removal on Baildon Moor using traditional tools such as sickles and scythes.
Despite the lifting of restrictions, the YMCA are sticking with people bringing their own drinks, snacks and packed lunch until cases ease.
If you need to borrow boots just let us know the size you need.
Our Aviva crowd funder has enabled us to provide Covid safe taxis and if you let us know beforehand we can book them for you. We can also pay transport costs.
We are now able to provide transport for up to four people besides the driver in the minibus at present, so do let us know if you may want this option. We would meet at Culture Fusion or pick up on the way.
Please get in touch if you would like to join us.
We will be removing Himalayan balsam as it is encroaching on the site.
Preparing ground and planting trees for a community orchard. Also, preparing a soft fruit area.
Friday the 6th of August: Himalayan balsam removal.
Our first visit of the year to this well loved site, we will be using traditional tools scythes, sickles, hay rakes and pitchforks to cut back areas of bracken to help increase the plant biodiversity of the moor.
Making improvements in the nature area, we will be constructing steps, cutting back blackthorn and wheelbarrowing gravel for paths.
We will be making an awning to go on the apple store as well as mowing paths and general orchard management.
From 10.30 mainly weeding beds