Love Lane Wildlife Garden is leased from Cornwall Council and is under the stewardship of Penwith Environmental Network (PEN) and its team of volunteers.
The main objectives for the management of the site are:
To promote, protect and maintain biodiversity within the site.
To encourage community access to and appreciation of nature and wildlife.
To establish and maintain a ‘Food Forest’ on the site.
Love Lane Wildlife Garden consists of various differing types of habitat; the willow area, the community veg plot, the meadow, the woodland edge and hedges, the wild areas (bramble or bracken), the orchard areas and the woodland to the South East.
Willow, hazel and dogwood are managed so as to provide resources for local craftspeople and groups, while apple, pear, cherry, blueberry, raspberry and other plants plants provide a food crop (to keep the volunteers going!)
As a volunteer, you can gain a range of plant and tree management skills, including pruning, coppicing and scything etc, in addition to getting your hands dirty, fresh air and exercise, and perhaps a cup of tea.
Volunteering days are generally every Wednesday from around 10am until 3pm – all welcome – weather permitting.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org for details or just turn up.