By Kevin Unitt Thursday 13 September 2012 Updated: 13/09 07:52
GREEN-fingered residents are urged to get their hands dirty on Tuesday (September 18) in support of Leamington's newest nature reserve.
As part of the redevelopment of the former Ford Foundry site off Princes Drive – which will include a Morrisons supermarket and business offices – a triangle of land near to the railways lines has been set aside for a green space to be known as 'Foundry Wood'.
As well as creating woodchip pathways and compost facilities, a new outdoor classroom is now being created and help is required for a volunteer session throughout the day on Tuesday.
Kristie Naimo from ARC – an organisation known as a 'Community Interest Company' in that it is launched for the benefit of the community and not for individual gain - said: “As well as providing some shelter, the simple timber framed structure will be able to host environmental education activities to help people engage with the outdoors.
“This will include youth activities such as forest schools or general outdoor learning. In the long term it is also hope that the classroom could be used for other outdoor community events such as theatre or storytelling."
Visit www.foundrywood.co.uk or call Kristie on 07906 262364 to learn more about the project.
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