There are still a few FREE places remaining on a variety of upcoming events taking place in the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, through the Helping Hands for Heritage initiative.
Learn a new skill, meet new people, take some time out and enjoy a lunch – all at no cost! Book your place today.
Pond Survey & Identification Skills will be taught in idyllic surroundings at Pentillie, near St Mellion, on Thursday 19th February. With ponds being lost nationally, do your bit to ensure the survival of this precious home for wildlife and important part of our history. Join expert, Alan Rowland, to learn about the importance of ponds and how to identify species, to give you all you need to survey ponds in the Tamar Valley. FREE lunch provided. The day runs from 10am – 4pm.
On Saturday 28th February, discover the secret life of amphibians at The Garden House (9:30am – 3:00pm). Expert, Nicky Green, will lead this event, with a free lunch provided.
Orchard Pruning will also take place on Thursday 19th February, 10:30am – 4pm at Tinnel, on the Pentillie Estate. Learn the art and skills of pruning old Cornish apple varieties, to prune out dead, diseased and crowded branches to encourage greater health, longer life and better fruiting. Led by Dave Readman.
Calling all farmers this Friday. The Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project invites you to a Farm Walk, Talk and Free Lunch at Hele Farm, Gulworthy, by kind permission of R, R & G Steer. The session will run from 9:45am – 1:30pm and will cover topics including funding, Greening & CAP, how the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat can help you and habitat management. Booking essential through email@example.com or 01392 260868.
Help the AONB team to keep an eye on the condition of the Tamar Valley’s landscape on the Changing Landscapes Workshop. This will take place on Tuesday 24th February, 10am – 4:30pm at Bere Alston Church Hall.
A Conservation Task Day is being held on Kit Hill on Saturday 28th February, 10am – 4pm. Help to clear the gorse and small trees from Jack’s Shaft mine and from the medieval field system on the north side of the Hill. Please bring lunch for this event, led by Jenny Heskett.
TOMORROW (Wednesday 18th February) – FWAG South West and the Environment Agency invite all farmers, growers and landowners to a free practical day to Health Check Your Soils, at Deer Park Farm, Luckett. Find out about the benefits of soil carbon from North Wyke soil scientist Dr Jenni Dungait, learn how to examine your own farm soils with Sonia Oates, discover the economic advantages of a healthy soil. Booking essential through Rosemary Teverson, 01822 833804 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Booking is essential for all events, as places are limited. Lunch and all refreshments will be provided, unless otherwise stated. For further information on any event, or to book your FREE place, please contact the Tamar Valley AONB team – t: 01822 835030 e: email@example.com
For the very latest on Helping Hands for Heritage, and ways to get involved, please visit www.tamarvalley.org.uk or like us on Facebook /helpinghandsfor heritage.