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Land Based Tackle The Big Whitlenge Rake off 25/10/2019

LAND BASED AT WHITLENGE GARDEN CENTRE

Recently, our Land Based students were invited to take part in the clearing of a meadow at Whitlenge Garden Centre, they were tasked with clearing hay from a field to promote the growth of wild flowers, if left alone the hay would contribute extra nutrients to the soil which would hinder the growth of wild flowers, this would prevent helpful pollinators such as bees, and other insects from making their home in the area.

EMBRACING THE CHALLENGE

Wasting no time, our students enthusiastically set to the task of clearing the area. Whitlenge were brilliant hosts! With their representative Lucinda, keeping them enthused and engaged by outlining to them the importance of the meadow and it’s inhabitants.

Alongside taking on the huge challenge of clearing the entire meadow, our students were able to fulfill a number of other gardening jobs, such as pruning and contributing to the overall health of the centre’s plants.

SPECIAL THANKS

Chris Millington, course tutor “We would like to thank Lucinda and her parents for the warm hospitality we received whilst working at Whitlenge today. We very much look forward to working with them in the future”.

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LAND BASED & CONSERVATION STUDIES

Take a look at our full time courses for more information about our Land Based qualification; with career paths that include working as a Forest Ranger, Zoologist, Groundskeep, Conservationist, it’s the perfect route for those who are passionate about protecting our environment.

Tending The Garden

Our Students also tended the centre’s garden, ensuring all their plants and vegetables received vital nutrients. the staff were thrilled with what our students accomplished!