Ford Park teamed up with the Co-Op on Sunday 11th June to kick off The Great Big Green Week!
The Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.
As a park, biodiversity and protecting the environment are high on our agenda, so we jumped at the chance of working with Cat, the Member Pioneer for Co-Op, to put on our own event.
We opened the Williams Room, terrace and garden and put on a host of nature themed craft activities to get little ones and parents thinking about the nature all around them.
Children made seed bombs and planted cress and giant sunflowers on the terrace before exploring the walled garden where they followed the Veggie Soup trail and learned about growing their own food.
The weather was glorious, so we all welcomed the shade of the Williams Room where the children (and happy mums and dads) made garden creature masks, butterfly suncatchers and bird wands – which some children then planted in the flower borders to eat the bugs.
The very talented Kate Brunskill joined us to run a workshop with some of the children on creating their own cartoon creatures who may live in Ford Park – the adults loved this too and we can’t wait to discover some of these weird and wonderful creatures along our woodland walk….
Refreshments and information on sustainability and eco living were provided by the Co-Op in Ulverston and the event was funded by the Westmorland and Furness Council as part of the Zero Carbon Cumbria Partnership’s ambitious emission reduction program to make Cumbria carbon neutral by 2037.
A huge thank you to our volunteers and to everyone who came along and joined in the fun. The event was a great success, and we hope to do something similar very soon…