Let's Talk about our Fife

2. How might you (or your group) want to get involved in supporting the management of grasslands, rewilding or habitat creation in your local community?

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  • Duncan_Zuill
    Duncan_Zuill  • 2020-11-20 17:23:04

    I'm a teacher who has started a charity which has taken over the management of 5 acres of education land, www.batswood.org.uk we are working with volunteers and pupils doing outdoor learning at Levenmouth Academy to grow a beautiful wood, a growing space for community fruit and veg and, more ambitiously, a bike track. I would encourage teachers to follow suit if they can find a suitable piece of land near or at their school.

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  • rohancragg
    rohancragg  • 2020-11-17 11:15:15

    Me and my son helped to sow wildflowers in Ravenscraig Park and we loved it and are now so proud to see the plants growing every Spring. We'd love to do that again!

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  • Farflung Levenmouth
    Farflung Levenmouth  • 2020-11-20 18:56:21

    I've been helping one local group planting bulbs and trees for years. They've planted wildflowers but they tend to be rather expensive and require significant ongoing maintenance without which grasses take over.

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  • Farflung Levenmouth
    Farflung Levenmouth  • 2020-11-20 19:00:17

    Better support to some local groups which already engage in this kind of work but which often face challenges, including from Council. At the very least, reduce the obstacles they face (including some, certainly not all, parks staff). One group I know/help occasionally grows its own wildflower plugs and this could be scaled up but this might also require financial support

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  • Mike
    Mike  • 2020-12-01 17:57:09

    I could quite easily spare a four hour day,as long as its not a Friday! Thats already booked,with another project!

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  • Helena
    Helena  • 2020-11-30 23:23:56

    I am already involved in maintence of a local Community Garden (In Newport) where we are beginning to manage the grassy area as a perennial meadow, as well as growing vegetables and fruit for the community. Time is the limiting factor for me to take on any more projects.

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  • Strathkinness Community
    Strathkinness Community  • 2020-11-24 12:22:12

    I’m pleased to see so many Community initiatives set up in Fife in recent years and its good that they support each other through social media and workshops that are made open to all. In Strathkinness we set up a Community Trust 10 years ago and we now have a large Community Garden and Orchard, a 30 acre Community Woodland, Magus Muir, that we purchased from Fife Council and has lots of Community use including Forest Schools, a large village green managed by the Community, and several areas of wasteland around the village managed for wildlife with annual and perennial wildflower meadows. All these projects are aimed at supporting our local and surrounding communities whilst managing our habitats to support wildlife and biodiversity

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