Creating Grassland on Development Sites

Monday, February 10th, 2014

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Thursday 11 September 10.00am – 5.00pm


What does it cover?

This day course will provide an assessment of the techniques currently being used to develop flower-rich grassland on brownfield sites.  We will discuss a range of practices that have been used to successfully grasslands that aim to achieve plant communities aspiring to British Priority Habitat types (such as Lowland Meadow) using a number of case studies from rural and urban sites. There will also be some analysis of how some such projects fail.

We will visit a brownfield site to explore some of the issues and practices in a real situation.

What will you learn?

The importance of understanding the site you have and its potential for attracting wildlife; ground preparation methods; seed and plant specification; sowing methods and seed rates; engaging with landowners, contractors and the public; challenges (e.g. weather, public expectations) .

You will also have the tools with which to measure the success of native grassland creation.

Your Trainer

Sue Everett MCIEEM is a nationally respected ecology and sustainability consultant, specialising in the management and creation of flower-rich grasslands.

What will it cost?

Earlybird £150

Professionals £175

Students and volunteers £125


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