Thank you to all those who were able attend on Saturday 18th March when we planted 110 Wild Harvest Tree Saplings in the Balsall Heath area of Birmingham (Pickwick Park – St Pauls Road and Balsall Heath Park – Longmore Street) in order make our playing areas more friendly as well as to promote food growth on trees. This activity was followed by a short litter pick of both areas.
Feedback from parents and children has been very positive and we have been asked to organise small environmental events on a regular basis (we will of course discuss this amongst ourselves and see what is possible).
Although it was a Footsteps led event, it was a collaboration with the Woodlands Trust and the Balsall Heath Forum, we have also had some wonderful and encouraging messages on the Footsteps twitter page.
A big thank you to Emad for arranging all the logistics and to Shabana and Misbah for preparing all the handmade sandwiches the night before. I would also like to communicate my appreciation to all the Footsteps committee members who either emailed their support or attended on the morning.