PLANTING FLOWERS AND OAK TREE SAPLINGS AT KILBIRNIE’S PLACE WOODLAND

Yesterday I joined local community volunteers, councillors Anthea Dickson, Margaret Johnson and Kenneth Gibson MSP in planting wildflowers and oak tree saplings at Place Woodland in Kilbirnie.


The idea is to increase biodiversity through rewilding.


The Yearnstane Project teamed up with North Ayrshire Council’s Youth Forum, the Men’s Shed in Kilbirnie and the Friends of Place Woodland to form the Garnock Rewilding Partnership.


The aim is to create a lasting legacy of improvements through involving the local community. Households were given wild flower growing kits and invited to plant in their own gardens and green spaces, as well as Place Woodland.


The planting and good humoured company was certainly an enjoyable way to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon.