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Hay strewing meadow creation workshop
Tue 6 June 2017, 10:30 – 16:00 BST
Green hay strewing is a relatively simple, low tech method of collecting seeds from hay meadows of known quality and provenance and establishing them on another suitable area to create new, or enhance existing, species-rich wildflower hay meadows.
The workshop will involve a presentation session on the work that the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country has been carrying out, through the Nature Improvement Area (NIA) project, on numerous meadow creation projects across Birmingham and the Black Country and site visits to at least one of the created meadows.
Since the start of the Nature Improvement Area in 2012, the project has created 71 new meadows (22 hectares) and increased the diversity of 41.6ha of existing grasslands, mostly using the technique of green hay strewing. More information about our work so far can be found on http://www.bbcwildlife.org.uk/niaprojects
Outdoor clothing and own transport/car sharing will be needed as unfortunately we do not have a minibus to transport attendees on the site visit. You will also need to bring a packed lunch and drinks.
CMA Members free; Non members £40. Closing date for bookings is 30.5.17.
For additional information please contact Helen Edwards on 07708072094 or email Helen.email@example.com