Hedgelaying Volunteer Day with The Donkey Sanctuary

Date: Saturday 24th of February 2018
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Slade House Farm, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU

Come and help carry out conservation work on this hedgelaying volunteer day with The Donkey Sanctuary, on one of their farms. You can help greater horseshoe bats and other wildlife; whilst meeting like-minded people, learning new skills and getting some fresh air!

Hedge laying is a great skill to learn – it is a traditional method of managing hedges to encourage denser growth which makes the hedge more resilient and stockproof, whilst delivering benefits to wildlife too. Insects, birds, bats and dormice all depend on healthy hedgerows for shelter, nest sites, food and connectivity across the landscape. Come to one or all events.

Wear sturdy footwear and outdoor clothing to suit the weather conditions.
Gloves and tools will be provided, however feel free to bring your own if you wish.
Hot drinks will be provided. Bring a packed lunch and a bottled drink or thermos for whilst we are working.
No experience necessary – just plenty of enthusiasm!
These are free events, but booking is recommended.

To book a place, please contact Ruth Angell by phone or email:

Telephone: 01395 573162

External links:
The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth

To find about more about why hedges are so important read our Hedge Guide.

For similar events check our events page .

Learning new hedgelaying skills

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