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Eco 22: Making Space for Nature
Eco 22: Making Space for Nature

Sat, 06 Aug


Darley Dale

Eco 22: Making Space for Nature

The natural world needs our help, so what can we do? Come and find out on 6th August.

Time & Location

06 Aug 2022, 11:00 – 16:00

Darley Dale, Station Road, Darley Dale DE4 2EQ, UK

About the event

This day for nature is organised by the Whitworth, Darley Dale Town Council and the Derbyshire Dales Climate Hub with support from Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

Wildlife is in trouble with climate change and ever increasing demands on the natural environment. Many species have suffered losses as urban development, intensive farming and the extraction of natural resources have destroyed and damaged habitats. Come and find out what can we do about it locally and beyond Darley Dale. Learn how we can recover wildlife rich habitats and make space for nature in our gardens, housing estates, farmland, wasteland and parks. Ecologists, wildlife experts, scientists, therapists, allotment growers, gardeners, climate campaigners and volunteers will be on hand with advice and information on what you can do to:

• Learn about local wildlife

• Attract butterflies and bees into your garden

• Find out about how forestry is a key part of climate mitigation and nature recovery

• Grow food sustainably

• Garden without chemicals

• Get involved with community gardening

• Expand wild public spaces

• Set up a community orchard

• Join a local action group

• Have a voice on making good decisions for nature recovery

• Share ideas by joining a community assembly 

Community Assembly on Making Space for Nature

13:00 - 15:00

Facilitated by Derbyshire Dales Climate Hub members

The Community Assembly will begin with presentations from Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Advocacy Manager, Scott Blance and Chair of the Whitworth Centre Board and Darley Dale Town Councillor, Alan Long.

It's a great opportunity to show our representatives local people are capable of making important decisions for the place they live. Community assemblies bring choice and voice back to local people. They allow those directly impacted by politicians and government actions to speak up and participate in truly democratic decision making.

Whether you love a park, own or rent a window-box, allotment, a garden or work on a farm or live near to land, we encourage you to come and help us make some change.  We aim to create a space in which anyone of any occupation, of any age, of any gender feels welcome and heard. We aim to make these meetings fun and interesting. Last but not least we aim to create a legacy, we have high hopes these meeting will be carried far into the future for our children to take part in.

Bring your family, bring your friends- we’re in this together!

Wildlife and the natural world needs our help, so what can we do? Come along and find out! 

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