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This morning we welcomed health care providers to join us for a session and learn more about how green care on support people feel better. The first of two Green Care Taste sessions. Today was all about Collecting Decorations from Nature. Using natural materials, participants made festive decorations including candle holders, wreaths, and beautifully decorated pine cones, branches and more. We had some rather talented participants and hope everyone has a much fun crafting as we did! The Green Care Tasters are coordinated by the Women’s Environmental Network and the Tower Hamlets Green Care Partnership, funded by the Tower Hamlets Clinical Commissioning Group.

Our next session will be next Thursday, from 11am – 1pm on Making Christmas Decorations.


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Visitors may have noticed that Alan Scott and his team from conservation specialists Complete Ecology have defied the winter storms and started work on our new Nature Trail, made possible by generous funding from the Tower Hill Trust. Made of natural materials and sympathetically designed, new footpaths and staircases will soon be in place to give our visitors easier access to more of Mudchute’s open space, with way-markers and information boards installed to provide extra guidance. We hope that more of our visitors will feel encouraged to enjoy more of Mudchute’s hidden gems: our wetland area, dead hedge, hazel coppice, apiary and orchard. In addition to the new long Nature Trail around the while site we will also be laying a wheelchair-friendly, all-weather path around our lower field, taking in ponds, trees and wild flowers along a shorter route.


In addition to our domestic livestock and pets corner animals, Mudchute is also home to a huge diversity of plants and wildlife. We’re just starting to explore the incredible wildlife of Mudchute Park & Farm and welcome you to take part! Here’s a peek at just some of the stunning plants and animals we’ve encountered around Mudchute! See more on the next page and at our new Wildlife at Mudchute flickr pool. Have you spotted something interesting or unusual at Mudchute? Snap a photo and send it our way. While we can’t guarantee we’ll know what it is, we’ll certainly try to help you with identification!

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