Celebrating The Queen’s Green Canopy
On Friday 3rd June we celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee with an open day at Laughton Greenwood. A Family Day In The Woods was inspired by the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ initiative which aims to increase and protect the UK’s native tree cover.
The day begun with a family session lead by some of our wonderful volunteers taking the families into the woods for flower crown making, clay tree masks and creating art using foraged materials from the woods. The best part was seeing the parents exploring and creating with their children and how they used nature to express themselves.
We then had a picnic in the sunshine as others joined us for the later half of the day, it was a great opportunity to chat with local members of the community about how much they love walking through Laughton Greenwood and what it means to be preserving this ancient woodland. As we planted the two Oak trees for the Queen’s Green Canopy we welcomed guest speakers from East Sussex County Council & the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex. The trees had been grown from local acorns and is a reminder that anyone can grow a tree and contribute to nature and local woodland.
The day was rounded off with music and poetry and was a fitting end to a lovely day in the woods. We had Geoff Robb performer songs from his award winning show ‘The Music Of Trees’ followed by poetry from Janine Booth.
If you would like to know more about how you can get involved with Laughton Greenwood, check out our Members page HERE
Volunteering With Laughton Greenwood
Laughton Greenwood is dependant on volunteers helping us to manage and look after the woodland for nature and humans. The volunteering session in the afternoon was a great example of what to expect at one of our monthly volunteering days. It’s a wonderful way to meet new like-minded people, learn new skills and spend a few hours in nature. Click HERE to find out more about how you can volunteer with us.