Story: Community Forestry Team (Sheffield City Council)
The Community Forestry Team and volunteers working on the Parkwood Springs Forest Garden were delighted to find a thank you poem posted at the site in December.
A range of volunteers, including local residents, the BTCV and their young volunteers, the Parkwood Landfill Action Group, Sheaf Training and the Abundance project have been working on the abandoned allotment at Parkwood Springs for a couple of years, to create an edible forest garden.
To date, they have planted mulberry trees, created planting beds and footpaths, re-laid the old stone walls and installed benches and a wildlife pond. On the last 2 work days in December, a thick ground cover was laid and mulch applied over the top to prepare the site for planting in spring.
Leonie Kapadia, Community Forester thanked the mystery poet for showing their appreciation.
“It’s wonderful to know that this family has taken the time to write a poem and show their appreciation in such a public way. We are aiming to create a quiet and peaceful spot on this site which has some of the best views over Sheffield – and it seems – for one family – we have done exactly that!”
The next 2 Forest Garden workdays are planned for Thursday 18th March & Saturday 29th May (Sheffield Environment Weeks), both 10.30am – 3pm.
Everyone is welcome. Meet us at the car park on Cooks Wood Road at 10.30am on either day. Bring wellies, a warm coat and a packed lunch.
To find out more about becoming one of the Friends of Parkwood Springs contact Leonie Kapadia, Community Forester on 273 4202.