Buy water butts and a polytunnel. The water tanks will enable us to harvest rainwater and use it for what we grow and to keep the pond and other water features topped up during dry weather. The polytunnel will allow us to grow and therefore keep the project alive all year round.
We are a compassionate, caring team who want to help people and animals who have been treated unfairly or unjustly by society to have a second chance to find their place in this world. We have had much success at our wildlife, environmental and creature haven in rural Wales and our site in West Yorkshire has so much potential...with your help we can enable this to happen.
Our passion is for individuals to know how much influence they have in helping to combat climate change. Whether someone owns hundreds of acres or a window box in a high rise flat everyone can do something.
The land we have bought is already attracting wildlife and as it is to be an environmental haven, vehicles will not have access! The flora and fauna it has attracted ever since we found it is incredible. By providing the land with a good sized pond and managing it organically will enable it to thrive.
By bringing people closer to nature and wildlife, we hope to help and contribute to the wellbeing of lots of people in support people’s mental wellbeing, whether it’s anxiety, depression or social isolation, this programme hopes to empower participants to engage in a community of practical activity that brings both people and wildlife together, for improved health and wellbeing now and into the future.
We will also rescue and rehome hens from our site. Not only will they have new lives but they provide us with the most amazing manure and are great at ''tilling the soil'' without even being asked to! As a bonus, with our organic growing scheme, they keep slugs under control too - they are brilliant recyclers - we can learn so much from them. Hens are also brilliant at bringing out people's social skills!
''New and enhanced green spaces can deliver benefits for biodiversity, temperature regulation, and natural flood management, among other climate and environmental benefits. Spending time in nature is also really important for the health and wellbeing of our communities.'' - NHS West Yorkshire Health and Care partnership