Community Nature Projects

Healthy Living Centre

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Blackdown Hills Natural Futures is supporting the Blackdown Healthy Living Centre (BHLC) to create an accessible wildlife friendly garden to brighten up an outside terrace. This will involve ideas put forward from the Hemyock ‘Cameo Club’ (day centre for a wide range of care services for needy and elderly residents in the Blackdowns) and the ‘Bookworms’ group (a weekly play and activity session for babies and toddlers, their parents and carers). Current ideas being developed include:

  • A number of wheelchair accessible raised beds planted with herbs, plants and flowers that will attract birds, butterflies, moths and other insects.
  • Installation of water butts to provide a sustainable source of water for the plants.
  • Bird and bat boxes
  • A cold frame for growing plants
  • Tools and equipment for the groups to look after the plants.

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