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The Wild Mind Project’s Nature Plot

How we support nature and the environment.

Without National Lottery players, the grant that funds this project would not exist, so thank you! The grant has enabled us to run natural heritage mental wellbeing programmes for the young LGBTQ+ community.

The Wild Mind Project rents a secluded plot at Stanmer Organics. During our programmes, we encourage the young people attending our sessions to connect with nature through a range of environmental-based activities. These include activities that teach young people about natural history – species identification walks, surveys and citizen science projects. We create or maintain habitat by planting native hedgerows, restoring ponds, building an insect hotel, reptile refugia and hibernaculum for insects, amphibians, and reptiles to seek refuge in during colder weather. We will be growing plants for pollinators and wild herbs to eat or use for medicinal and creative purposes. We will be studying meadow flowers and woodland plants to learn about the different ecosystems and the cultural uses and myths associated with different plants. The young people will be composting to create soil and learn about recycling.

Click on the links below for information about some of our project work at our nature plot.

Some of the work we do on our plot

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Compost Heap

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Insect Hotel

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Reptile Refugia

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Ponds

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