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Wild About Kirkley’s Open Garden Celebration

After a year of regular sessions in Kirkley, we hosted our final event as a celebration of all we have achieved with the local community.

In addition to delivering sessions that have explored everything from soil creatures to sensory foraging, we have also been fortunate enough to share the progression of a new community asset in the form of a community garden.

On Saturday 25th February, we were joined by many of the diverse individuals who have made Wild About Kirkley the wonderful, caring group it has become. Kasia Posen and Carrie Phoenix (The Third Person) and professional forager, Jon Tyler, shared an array of activities, tastings and stories for all to enjoy.

The weather was kind and we were able to make the most of early spring with open fire cooking and catching up in the garden. Inside the Pantry, visitors were welcomed with a warm cup of tea and nature-based offerings, including foraged ink drawing and seed bomb making.

Participants shared their experiences and revelled in what has been achieved:
‘This has been a once in a lifetime experience being part of this project. Thank you so, so much. To think of how much we’ve done together and how the garden has changed, it’s just wonderful.’

The celebration was closed with Jon Tyler regaling the tale of The Lorax; a fitting finish to a regenerative project.

This is the end of our funded sessions, but the fantastic Kirkley group will continue to meet independently and we anticipate there will be many more wonderful activities and adventures. Contact, 07704 068 327.