Gardening in the Climate and Nature Crisis

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Evening talk in the village hall

The Village Association’s spring talk will take place on Wednesday 22 March, beginning at 7.30pm in the village hall.

The talk should be of interest to everyone with a garden (or even a window-box): not just to those with green fingers!

Melanie Oxley is a local ecologist and campaigner for wildlife who also has a love of gardening.

She is a founder member of Plantlife (the wild plant conservation charity) and a ‘Wilder Garden Champion’ with the Hampshire Wildlife Trust, providing advice and support to people interested in improving their gardens for wildlife.

Her talk will be about how to garden for nature and the climate and will have an emphasis on biodiversity: helping us all to get our gardens buzzing!

Admission to the talk is free with a retiring collection and everyone is welcome.

It may be possible to follow-up the talk, later in the spring, with a workshop for people interested in discussing how to improve their gardens. Melanie would provide materials, checklists etc with the aim that everyone could take away three actions to carry out.