We been meadow making again on the Waste land near Deal Rail Station this morning on the first part of 'Deal's Big Dig'.
In 2014 we did an area of about 80sq m as Poppy Meadow to mark the start of WW1.
This year we have extended the area to about 95sqm and are planting a perennial Hay Meadow. This will take a couple of years to establish but will reduce the amount of annual digging that needs to be done. We will plant out some annual meadow seeds for poppies and cornflowers to brighten things up for the first year.
This will be a great resource for wildlife and pollinators as well as looking great.
Big, Big thanks to our 15 volunteers who helped this morning - the digging was hard and felt more like archaeology at times with all the rubble (the site was the old ticket office demolished in ealy 1970s).
We also managed to relocate one of the Ramsgate Platform Planters to further up the platform.
We will be out again on Sunday from 10am to about 12ish - Very welcome to join us.
We will be sowing the meadows probably on Sunday 29th March about 2pm - we need about 10 people to help and should only take about 30 minutes
We will be also looking at the other meadow areas nr BT Exchange and Car park later on.
If you want to get involved email sarah firstname.lastname@example.org