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Earth Trust June & July

Discover the natural world…Earth Trust offers a year-long programme of festivals, events, activities and workshops
Have you been inspired by Poldark to give scything a go?! Join our one-day introductory course, here at the Earth Trust Centre

7 June, 10:00am-12:00pm | Summer Birds at Thrupp Lake | Join Earth Trust and local expert Ben Carpenter for a morning stroll around this wetland wildlife haven in Abingdon. Learn more about the migrating birds and their habitats. £5 adult, £2 child; booking essential.


 

13 June, 10:00am-3:00pm | Heritage Skills Taster Session: Woolworks |

Drop in to the Earth Trust Centre

and have a go at simple spinning and weaving techniques. Discover traditional dye plants and see natural dyeing in action. Free taster session.

15 June, 6:00pm-8:00pm | Paradise Wood Open Evening | Come and explore the Earth Trust’s national research woodland, Paradise Wood, in Little Wittneham. Our Forestry Research Manager, Dr Jo Clark, will provide an insight into how these trials are helping to improve timber production, to show how different species will cope with climate change, and are contributing to the fight against ash dieback. £5 adult, £2 child; booking essential.

30 June, 7:00pm-9:00pm | Heritage Skills Taster Session: Grassland Plants | A free guided walk to discover the traditional uses of the wild plants growing in our meadows and hedgerows in Little Wittenham.

4 July, 9:30am-4:00pm | Introduction to Scything | Have you been inspired by Poldark to give scything a go?! Join our one-day introductory course, here at the Earth Trust Centre, and learn the basic techniques for tackling long grass and weeds the traditional way. £50; booking essential.

5 July, 9:00pm-11:00pm | Bats at Thrupp Lake | Join Earth Trust and local expert Dominic Lamb to find out more about the bats that call Thrupp Lake in Abingdon home. Learn about the different species and how to use a detector. £5 adult, £2 child; booking essential.

5 July, 10:00am-4:00pm | Summer Fruit Tree Pruning | An essential job! Learn how to maximise your fruit crop with Andy Howard, here in the orchard at the Earth Trust Centre. £30; booking essential.

 

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