Free 'Demonstration Woodland Open' Day - Wood Education Programme (WEP)

Saturday 5 April 2014, 1.00pm - 4.00pm

The Wood Education Programme (WEP) is a charity that provides local people with educational access to woodlands

Working in partnership with Cumbria Woodlands, WEP has created an online database of ‘Demonstration Woodlands’ aimed at woodland owners who have an idea about how they’d like to manage their wood, but are looking for some guidance and practical, ‘real-life’ examples. The Demonstration Woodland owners will be available to contact to arrange a visit, and WEP will be organising a number of open days at selected sites, which will be free to attend, and open to all.

Date: Saturday 5th April 13:00 - 16:00

Title and Venue: Marginal farmland planting for biodiversity – Open Day: Sprint Mill Smallholding, Nr. Burneside.

Details: Edward and Romola Acland will again be our hosts, this time at their smallholding on the River Sprint. One field bought in 1992 is now 10 separate plots that include areas of coppice, a willow plantation, orchard, expansive wildflower meadow and other ‘experimental’ planting, all of which is productive in it’s own way! An inspiring example of how permaculture principles and a bit of imagination can create rich biodiversity on a small scale.

Booking essential, please bring your own lunch, tea/coffee will be provided.

To book: Please contact WEP via the website,, or phone 07771550997

The project is supported by Friends of the Lake District and the Cumbria Community Foundation.

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