After volunteering for Nottingham City Council’s litter picking team over the summer, they invited us back to partake in a few Bush Craft sessions.
Working with Park Ranger Matt Akers, we have started fires using magnesium flints, made our own Christmas wreaths, helped put up their Green Flag Award and made bird feeders from pine cones.
We have also found ourselves eating organic vegetables from the community garden, chasing an Indian Ring Neck Parrot around the forest, and, one of our clients Ashley’s favourite, drinking hot chocolate whilst hanging out with the stick insects.
One of our clients, Shan, said that she “looks forward to Bush craft because it’s nice to do different things each week and be in the fresh air. I enjoyed putting up the flag as I was able to do it independently, Matt is very friendly he makes me feel positive, like I want to be there each week”