We have recently partnered with Skills Exchange SCIO to deliver an exciting new woodland restoration project in the park which will develop the skills and employment prospects of local young people, while engaging in a restoration project for the benefit of the Lanark community.
Stuart, the Educational Gardener at Castlebank with Scott from SES at the entrance to the horticultural centre.
During the course of this project, young people from Skills Exchange SCIO will transform these dark, dank areas into vibrant wooded places, brimming with native plants and providing a home for many native Scottish animals. Working together with Stuart Ritchie, Castlebank Educational Gardener, the young people will develop their practical, team working and communication skills. They will gain confidence working on this project which will bring a very clear positive benefit for their local environment, wildlife and the many people who walk through the site towards the Clyde Walkway. The young people will be clearing vegetation, planting a range of native tree species, restoring pathways, planting native bulbs and sowing woodland wildflower seed. Such skills are transferable, and can be applied to jobs in landscape management, conservation, grounds maintenance and horticulture.
We have recently partnered with Castlebank Park in Lanark to deliver an exciting new woodland restoration project in the park which will develop the skills and employment prospects of local young people, while engaging in a restoration project for the benefit of the Lanark community. If you would like to find out more information or donate to this great cause. Please click the link below and dont forget to share!https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/woodland-restoration-project#start
Posted by Skills Exchange SCIO on Thursday, 13 February 2020
A Crowdfunder fundraising campaign has been launched to support the delivery of the project.
The money generated from this fundraising campaign will be used for:
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