Community & Environmental Projects
Ulverston Ford Park Community Group is run by the community for the community. We aim to enhance the quality of life for the people of Ulverston and surrounding area, by providing and facilitating a range of community based projects and activities, and by making Ford Park and its amenities and services accessible to all.
Ford Park Wild flower Project
This project involves working collaboratively on wild flower meadow development with a range of organisations and groups such as: Cumbria Wildlife Trust, The National Trust, St Mary's Hospice, Brantwood, the University of Cumbria, Furness BeeKeepers, Ulverston in Bloom, the Friends of Lightburn Park, Church Walk Primary School, Sir John Barrow School and Ormsgill Primary School, the RSPB, Ford Park Volunteers and a local artist and poet. The aim is to add and expand meadows and support the pollinators that are essential to our biodiversity and food production.
The project has involved sowing wild flower seeds and growing plants, planting wild flowers both in developing meadows at Ford Park and across South Cumbria and creating a Wild Flower Mural.
There are regular plant and seed swaps, gardening workshops, skills development workshops and planting days for this project. There are also many opportunities to access training provided by Furness Beekeepers. For more details please contact Sarah McCormack on 01229 588164
Incredible Edible Ulverston
Launched in February 2014 this is a town-wide project which links with the international Incredible Edible food movement started in Todmorden in Yorkshire about 7 years ago.
We aim to provide access to good local food for all, through
1. working together and planting food in some new and unlikely places around the town!
2. learning – from field to classroom to kitchen through gardening, cooking and food preserving courses and food events such as Apple Day each autumn
3. supporting local food businesses such as farmers, retailers, cafes and breweries
4. having fun at picnics, film nights, BBQs etc
Lots of people have already got involved such as Church Walk School, Sir John Barrow School, Ulverston Victoria High School, Turning Point, Ulverston Town Council, Ulverston Permaculture Project, the Scouts, the Friends of Lightburn Park Group, Ulverston in Bloom, Ulverston Canal Regeneration Group and Ford Park.....if you are interested please check out
The Incredible Edible Ulverston facebook page & www.incredibleedibleulverston.org.uk or contact Cat Moffatt at Ford Park on 01229 588164 or email: Cat@ford-park.org.uk
There are regular food growing workshops, plant and seed swaps, market stalls and community gardening days for this project
Working with Schools & Group Visits
We regularly work with schools, either as part of funded projects or on a private basis depending on the school's requirements
This can include:
The John Muir Environmental Award
Healthy eating projects
Food growing visits and workshops including a link to “Incredible Edible”
Visits to access our Nature Trail, Tree Trail and Orienteering Course
Gardening workshops with children, teachers and parents
Workshops and visits on a theme of “The Life of a Gardener”
Workshops and visits on a theme of “Gardening with nature”
Please contact Alison Alger on 01229 580666 or Cat Moffatt/Sarah McCormack on 01229 588164 to discuss your needs. You can email Cat or Sarah on Cat@ford-park.org.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org