Recent news from Humber Woodland
Humber Woodland is looking so pretty at the moment, with lots of Autumn colours! We hope you can join us at one of our Planting Days. They will be on Saturday 26th October and Saturday 2nd November, from 10am to 3pm. Families can join us at the Hop Kiln at Risbury Court (HR6 0NG) for [...]
Our scything day was a total success! On Thursday 29th August, we invited Scything Expert David to come to Humber Woodland and give us some training. Our plan is to use scythes to cut the long grass instead of strimming. We were joined by some very keen volunteers, and we were so grateful to them [...]
Our Planting Days are fast approaching! They will be on Saturday 26th October and Saturday 2nd November, from 10am to 3pm. Families can join us at the Hop Kiln at Risbury Court for tea or coffee and to buy some wild flowers to plant. We’ve also got our Christmas Wreath Making Day on Saturday 14th [...]
Don’t lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a wall
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.
The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done
I’ll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.
Reproduced by kind permission of Pam Ayres, from her book Surgically Enhanced