MONDAY CREW – Garners Field Campsite Hedgerow Renovation Winter Project

So what has the Monday Crew been up to:

Garners Field Campsite Hedgerow Renovation Winter Project

This winter, as part of the annual maintenance program at Garners Field Campsite, the Monday Crew have been renovating the hedgerow alongside the River, some 35 metres in all.

The main aim of the project is to provide a natural barrier for riverside safety and at the same time create a wildlife friendly, traditional hedgerow.

Hedgerows are very important for wildlife in their own right and as they consist predominantly of native trees and shrubs, they are recognised as a priority habitat for conservation action within England’s Biodiversity 2020 targets.

Sixty species of nesting bird and almost all of our native small mammal species, especially the dormouse, have been recorded as being supported by hedgerows.  Recent studies have shown that they also reduce pollution and absorb carbon dioxide.

The first stage was to clear the bramble and ivy, no easy task, and then the big dig to remove the tangle of roots and perennial weeds to give the new plants the best chance.

We’ve been very fortunate with the weather which has allowed us to get the planting done during February as this will allow the new trees to get properly established before the summer.

To compliment the existing Hawthorn we’ve planted 9 varieties of shrubs and trees (53 plants in total) to provide seeds, berries and blossom, these include Buckthorn, Hazel, Hornbeam and Wild Crab Apple which will build up the width of the hedge.

We need to protect them from rabbits with spiral tree guards and the ones we’ve sourced are 100% biodegradable.

Once established it will provide the ideal habitat for moths, caterpillars and bugs of all shapes and sizes which we hope will then encourage the birds to make the most of the cornucopia of food and even nest in it.

Perhaps it would make a good subject for the Naturalist Activity Badge, guided tours by arrangement with the warden! 

If you would like to help please get in contact: warden@farnhamscouting.com

   

 

SASU – 2020 Diary of Events

Jun
3
Wed
2020
space2grow – more details to follow. @ space2grow
Jun 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
space2grow - more details to follow. @ space2grow | Farnham | England | United Kingdom

We all need space to grow…

which is why we are creating a special place on an acre of land, right in the middle of Farnham, to do just that.

space2grow aims to improve the mental health of allsorts of people living in the local area by offering them the opportunity to connect with others in the great outdoors, through horticulture, conservation and conversation.

https://www.space2grow.space/

Jul
1
Wed
2020
BBQ @ Garners Field, Tilford
Jul 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
BBQ @ Garners Field, Tilford | England | United Kingdom

Normally great fun, great food – an lots of it!

Sep
1
Tue
2020
Bee Keeping
Sep 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
2
Fri
2020
Presentation: The Falkland Islands @ Garners Field, Tilford
Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov
3
Tue
2020
Skittles @ The Jolly Farmer
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dec
3
Thu
2020
Xmas Dinner @ 3rd Farnham Hall
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

All events open to over 18’s, if you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us: districtinfo@farnhamscouting.com

 

Date of the Year!!

Our favourite event of the year…..

Farnham District Scouts FAMILY CAMP!!

Dates are :

April 24th to April 26th 2020 and bookings are now open. Use the links on the web site to make your booking.

By booking early you save yourself money as early bird bookings are £12.50, if you pay at the gate the price goes up to £15.

So don’t delay, book today!

Remember that to camp overnight you MUST have a valid DBS

Click HERE to make your bookings now!

Farnham District Training Day – Saturday 14th March 2020

Open to All Adult Volunteers

9am to 11am – Safeguarding course https://farnhamscouting.com/website/event/mandatory-safeguarding-training/

11:30am to 1:30pm – Safety course https://farnhamscouting.com/website/event/mandatory-safety-training/

From 10am (approx. 2hrs) – Raft build training and permit assessment https://farnhamscouting.com/website/event/raft-build-train…ermit-assessment/

2pm to 4:30pm – Skills Bases – turn up and, learn.

  • Backwoods Cooking
  • Fire Lighting
  • Camp Lighting
  • Knives/Axes
  • Hammocks
  • Map and compass
  • Digital Maker

Any queries please do not hesitate to e-mail: dc@farnhamscouting.com