By Jean Hollings
The eco peace garden is definitely moving on and the changes are starting to be noticed at Bramley Trinity Church.
Over the summer, youths aged six to 14, with a few adult helpers, have moved a whopping 34 tonnes of hardcore and topping gravel to create the path, along with a few barrows of soil and a lot of stone.
Thanks to the work of the Eco Saints, the garden now boasts the main accessible path and a developing side path (for maintenance) as well as a developing woodland area.
Meetings are to be held to discuss the next steps for the garden, including fundraising ideas. One idea is to have a sponsored triathlon (across three separate days) if they can source appropriate local safe spaces for these to take place.
The triathlon will involve the children completing one, two or all three of a swim, bike and run to raise money for their next big cost – topsoil – which is estimated at £5,000 due to the different levels in the garden.
They are planning to have a dedicated ‘Eco Saints’ coffee morning next spring on Saturday, 6 May 2023 between 10am and 12pm. Here, they will be encouraging other eco-friendly living ideas as well as fundraising for the garden.
For further details, or if you would like to get involved, contact Eco Saints facilitator Tina Edwards on firstname.lastname@example.org.