Pond Design & Construction Course

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When: Tuesday 19th July, 10 - 4

Where: At Avalon Wildflower Park Opposite the Red Brick Building, Glastonbury

What: Avalon Wildflower Park is a new community project opposite the Red Brick Building. The former BMX track, now overgrown, is unloved and neglected. Our vision is to transform it into a haven of native plants, buzzing with life. We want to create a beautiful, fun and ecologically vibrant learning and community space.

As part of this project we have organised a course about pond design and construction for the multiple potential ponds on site.

About the Course

• This course will explain pond design principles, such as shape, location, drainage and marginal planting.
• We will look at how to create ponds that encourage wildlife and explore local native wetland plants.
• The course will look at the pros and cons of different pond-making materials (plastic, rubber, clay).
• It will introduce construction techniques for a new pond on site, which we will begin during the course.

Practical activities included so wear appropriate clothing and wellies.

Cost: The course is free for adults in receipt of state benefits, otherwise £10-£50 donation. Bring lunch to share. Booking essential.

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To book please email Nicole: eat@feedavalon.org.uk For full info visit: http://www.feedavalon.org.uk/pond/
19 July 2016
Teachers
Philip Knight
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