The Friends Meeting House Greengage Malton YO17 7EN
With our news dominated by Brexit, this local event may be of interest (or perhaps not if everyone has had enough of this topic!) Dr Simon Sweeney, a University of York senior academic specialising in international political economy will speaking be in Malton alongside, Jason J Hunter.
Please note that the arboretum and café will be closed tomorrow Thursday 14th March, including members’ hours from 8am, due to expected high winds.
For those attending our talk The Winter Walk at Harlow Carr with Russell Watkins tomorrow evening, this event is still going ahead. The talk will begin at 7:30pm with complimentary tea and coffee available from 7:15pm.
‘National Trust – Caring for the North York Moors and Coast’
Presented by Kate Horne, Communications and Engagement Officer, South of Tyne property group
The National Trust cares for a number of sites across the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast. These include well-known and popular places, such as the iconic Roseberry Topping and two coastal visitor centres, as well as lesser known ‘hidden gems’ such as Bransdale, a remote valley in the heart of the moors, and Hayburn Wyke north of Scarborough, where a woodland leads to a rocky bay and a double waterfall meets the sea. This talk will give a whistle-stop tour of a number of places, touching on their special features, history, landscape, habitats and wildlife. We’ll explore how the Trust works to protect them, now and for the future, touch on some current projects and look at ways the Trust is engaging people of all ages, growing a love of heritage, nature and the outdoors.
Gardening in a changing climate, Tuesday 26th March, 9.30am-4pm, Nawton • What will changes in the climate mean for your garden? • What can you do? You’ll come away from this session with tips, hints and useful advice you can apply to your garden from experienced organic gardener, Barbara Hickman. Before the course, you’ll be encouraged to consider your garden – size, aspect, soil, problems, needs, limitations and what you’d really like to know (see list below). Barbara will design a programme to meet your needs. Morning • Gardening in a changing climate, dealing with extremes • Encouraging wildlife with plants and management, alternatives to chemicals Afternoon Topics (select in advance) • Brief history of gardening, styles, great gardeners, plant introductions (one session) • Gardening through the year, seasonal highlights, colour, height • Organics, pest control, companion planting, feeds • Trees – function in world, forms for smaller gardens, planting and aftercare • Basic shrub and clematis pruning • Vegetables fruit and herbs • And requests from participants Refreshments: Teas/coffees provided. Participants to provide their own lunch/sandwiches Cost: £25 (all day); £15 (morning only 09.30am-1pm) £10 (afternoon only 2pm-4pm) Tickets: 01439 770985
Full venue details made available on registration.