Over 50 people, of all ages, came to the picnic event in July in Waterfall Park, Great Ayton. They had great fun exploring the plants and trees growing in the park. Remember you have until the 25th August to comment on the work in the park and make further suggestions by completing the questionnaire available in The Discovery Centre and Thompson’s Hardware in Great Ayton or by downloading and returning by email.
A second picnic will be held in the park on Sunday 9th September, between 12 noon and 2:00 pm when you can help plant a variety of wildflowers such as primroses, daffodils, iris, marsh marigolds, red campion and wild strawberries. These have been chosen to provide more nectar for pollinators and to brighten up the park.
Start the school holidays by bringing a picnic to Waterfall Park (opposite Suggit’s) in Great Ayton on Tuesday 24th July between 12 noon and 2:00 pm. Whilst you picnic have fun hunting for wildflowers and go tree spotting with an expert local botanist. You will also have a chance to explore the work being done to make the park more accessible and attractive plus help plan how to increase the range of wildflowers, in the park and other areas of Great Ayton, to provide more nectar for pollinators. If you can’t make the picnic, fill in the questionnaire in The Discovery Centre or Thompson’s in Great Ayton, from 25th July to 25th August, to have your say.
This free event is organised by Moor Sustainable CIC with funding from Hambleton District Council’s Making a Difference Fund and Great Ayton Parish Council. For further information, contact Caryn Loftus on tel. 01642 723137 or by email.
During our Hunt for Herbs afternoon people had a chance to try herb and hedgerow related nibbles and drinks and we had an excellent introduction to using herbs in cooking from Lisa Chapman, restauranteur for ‘To Dine For’.
Here is the recipe for the delicious elderflower cordial made by Lisa Williams from Esk Valley Railway Development Company. Lisa also provided goats cheese and chive scones. Clare and Caryn from Moor Sustainable had been busy making lavender biscuits, herb frittata, rosemary focaccia bread followed by the amazing combination of strawberries, basil and balsamic vinegar.
Several hedgerow wines from Skinningrove Country Wines were sampled which can be bought online or from The Moors National Park Centre at Danby.
Go to our using herbs in cooking page to see Lisa Chapman’s recipes.
Join Whitby Esk Energy in looking back and looking forward on the 6th July.
There will be introductory talks in Ruswarp Village Hall from 2pm on:
- Generation – so far
- Research into optimisation of generation – interim findings
Followed by a visit to the site nearby.
Why don’t you come by train and combine the tour with a visit to a local café or pub?
The site visit will finish by 3.15pm to let you catch the train along the scenic Esk Valley line to Whitby or towards Middlesbrough.
To book a place: email email@example.com or phone 07410 549833.
Sunday 24th June 2018
2.00 – 4.00 pm
Ley Hall, Lealholm YO21 2AG
Come and hear more about where to find herbs, how to grow them and their uses past and present.
Enjoy a free hedgerow drink with herb related nibbles.
Enter the free draw for vouchers for herb plants from Poets Cottage Nursery, Lealholm.
To book a place go to http://bit.ly/HuntforHerbsAfternoon
or phone Caryn Loftus on 01642 723137.