The Year at Wolf Fields

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22 December 2015, Comments Comments Off on The Year at Wolf Fields

Photo 2As 2015 draws to a close we have been looking back over the year that has been full of change for Wolf Fields. The project at Wolf Fields has really taken off over 2015. We have clearly defined the aspects to be developed as part of the wider project, including the pond and the orchard, and many of these are now well under way.

In March the interpretation boards for the site arrived and are proving to be a massive success with visitors to the site. In addition to the boards we have been able to get the bird feeding area and screen up and running which has been really valuable for visiting school groups, who enjoy the opportunity to watch the birds at the feeding station. Two school groups were also lucky enough to see the two beehives, which arrived on site in July. We hope that the beehives will prove an important learning resource for children visiting Wolf Fields in 2016.

Our community volunteers have provided invaluable help all year round, particularly on the allotment which has provided us with fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the year, some of which we were able to showcase at our Harvest Celebration in October. Towards the end of 2015 work at Wolf Fields has really got moving. Our community volunteers worked really hard to get the site ready for the arrival of our shipping container in November which is now providing safe and secure storage for the tools and equipment we keep at Wolf Fields. The volunteers are currently working on preparing the area for the orchard and we are all looking forward to the arrival of 60 orchard trees in early 2016.

The highlight of 2015 has been the completion of the groundworks for the sensory garden. The contractors were on site for two weeks and did a brilliant job getting all the paths laid and the beds prepared for planting. The sensory garden will hopefully become an important focal point at the Wolf Fields project, to be enjoyed by all our visitors.

In the spring we hope to begin planting up the beds in the sensory garden, however work will also begin on setting up the storytelling area and fire pit. We also hope to get work started on the pond and a number of other projects. We hope that 2016 will see the Wolf Fields Community Project really coming together and becoming an important site resource for the local community.

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