Bosence News


Big Pond Dig at Bosence Farm

30 October 2018

Penwith Rotary joined forces with volunteers and staff at local charity Bosence Farm this week to help dig a pond, which will be the focal point of a new wildlife garden at the Farm.

Bosence Farm provides residential treatment for people suffering from addiction so this new addition to Bosence Farm will provide a calm and interesting corner for people during their recovery.

In just one day, the Big Dig team of hard-working volunteers managed to hand excavate the new pond, lined and filled it with water, before landscaping the edges with donated aquatic plants.  Bosence Farm and Penwith Rotary Club members are looking forward to watching it develop into a natural looking pond for wildlife to establish themselves over the coming year.

As part of the big dig at Bosence Farm, Derek Thomas MP, who is a member of Penwith Rotary and Patron of Bosence Farm, presented a commemorative pack of five trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives to mark Her Majesty’s lifetime of service to the Commonwealth.  These special packs were donated by the Woodland Trust, Sainsbury’s and ITV which screened a landmark documentary, The Queen’s Green Planet, following Her Majesty the Queen and this ambitious legacy project which brings together her deeply held commitment to the Commonwealth and her little known love of trees.   At the heart of the film was a conversation between the Queen and Sir David Attenborough filmed in the gardens of Buckingham Palace last summer.

Penwith Rotary have pledged to help with further hands-on projects at Bosence Farm – if you would like to be involved contact Claire Waldie

Members of Penwith Rotary join forces with staff and volunteers at Bosence Farm on the big pond dig.


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