Pollination Project

Thanks to Ian Rodham, our co-ordinator for the Pollination Project and to the Schools and groups who are engaging again this year with the plots on Kendal’s old canal towpath.


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Pollination Project

Congratulations to all the children and volunteers who have helped to plant 10,000 wildflower plug plants this autumn.   we now look forward to seeing the results next summer.


Pollination Project

September is going to be a busy month.  Check out the dates of various activities, many of which need volunteers.    The pollination project is grant funded by The Ernest Cook Trust.masthead-logo copy

16th/17th Sept  SLACC volunteers needed to complete any raking off from plots

18th Sept  Continental Landscapes:  will collect hay from piles

19th Sept    KCV and SLACC volunteers needed to  support school children planting wildflowers  (Also SLACC volunteers to support Sea Cadets planting wildflowersdate  date to be confirmed)

23rd Sept 5.30pm-6.45pm   SLACC volunteers needed to  support Kingfisher children planting wildflowers

26th Sept   KCV and SLACC volunteers needed to  support school children planting wildflowers


Incredible Edible Kendal?

Have you heard of, or visited, Incredible Edible Todmorden?   If so you will know how they have brought the town together to grow vegetables, fruit and herbs for all to share.     They have formed a remarkable community group which encourages people to grow food and to understand the pleasures and benefits of growing fresh food. ().

Here in Kendal South Lakes Action on Climate Change, which also manages our development as a Transition Town, (a town which actively looks for ways of moving towards a more sustainable, low carbon way of living which is more resilient to change) , experimented with some “edible planters” last year. Two at the entrance to Nobles Rest at the end of Maude Street, and one outside the Leisure Centre.   Families, children and others are seen stopping to talk about, identify, look at and taste what is on offer.


Last year they were planted and looked after by number of individuals .   A variety of factors ,including illness, means that we now need new volunteers to help us take this initiative forward.

There a range of levels of involvement from planting to maintaining, watering and keeping an eye on our planters over the next year.

Who knows, with enough community help we could expand into developing an Incredible Edible Kendal.

IMG_0801If you can help please either e mail slacc tt  slacc@googlemail.com or phone 01539 732556