Woodshare Community Membership Scheme
A new approach developed in partnership with the National Trust that offers an opportunity for people to get deeply involved in local woodlands, access lower cost firewood, enjoy woodland events and learn new skills
The Broadening Horizons project is a joint venture between Furness College and Rusland Horizons Trust which aims to offer students from disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to expand their horizons, see different perspectives and interact with the natural world.
Litter Monster Project
The project is focussed on inspiring children and local people to take personal responsibility for improving the health of their local aquatic ecosystems. “Who is the Litter Monster?”
Full Cycle aims to connect the present with the past and to apply human power into the creation of improved habitats, improved communities, improved skills and offer the much needed improvement of mental health and well being for targeted groups who do not normally have access to nature based projects. This will be achieved through a full cycle of seasonal work in the woodland where participants start with the physical work to gather material and end with the final artistic, crafted, product. (We have run this project run twice in partnership with both Mosaic Campaign for National Parks and Rusland Horizons )
In Partnership with National Trust Footprint. Blossom Together is a multi-year national programme and campaign that’s all about embedding blossom season as a time in the year for us to celebrate and reflect, connect with nature, culture and each other.
A Bioblitz is an intense period of biological surveying over 24 hours in an attempt to record all the living species within a designated area.
Kendal Torchlight Bug Hotel
In collaboration with Kendal Torchlight we worked with 125 local children to enhance skills in creating beautiful artworks from natural and recycled materials. The result being an eclectic giant bug hotel themed eating area for the Torchlight Festival weekend. Giant moths, centipedes, millipedes, dragonflies and insect houses filled the space with tables and chairs made from recycled pallets and log stumps.