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The new Rain Garden Project

Wanderposter

 

With help from the London Wildlife Trust as part of their Wandle Rain Gardens project, we’ll be digging out and planting up a Rain Garden at the farm! You can read a bit more about the Wandle Rain Garden project on the Wild London website here. The aim will be to make greater use of the (lots of!) rain water we receive – we’ll be able to use the water gained to help around the farm, as well as taking some of the pressure off our hard working drains!

We’ll be getting involved and it would be great to have more volunteers helping out too; if it’s something that might interest you then get in touch with Joanna Ecclestone by emailing jecclestone@wildlondon.org.uk. You can download a high resolution version of our poster to put up here.

Vacancy: Trustee Treasurer

We are recruiting for a new trustee treasurer to join our Board of Trustees! As a charity we are governed by a Board of Trustees, who are ultimately responsible for the running of the farm and play an active role in any big decisions made at Deen City Farm. They bring a wide variety of skills and knowledge to the farm, and act somewhat similar to Company Directors! 

You can read more about our current trustees on our website here.

You can view more information about the role, details on how to apply and a downloadable job description on our vacancies page. 

Goodbye old Aviary

The yard is looking very spacious at the moment!

With our new aviary finished (housing our quail, canaries and finches) and all the birds moved across we were finally able to start disassembling our old one. The old aviary was originally built in 2002 and has certainly stood the test of time for a while. In fact it’s been there for so long that none of the staff really had any idea what might be beneath it (turns out, just a lot of soil and concrete).

After 15 years though, it was on its last legs, especially with all the mesh taken off and strong winds forecast over the weekend, we decided to help speed up the process of getting it down with some help from staff, volunteers and a bit of elbow grease.

In terms of what will happen to the space, we’ve got some grand plans for what might happen in the main yard, but for now we’ll be busy shovelling out soil for a while yet!

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