On my way through Finsbury Park this morning I stopped several times to take in the wonderful sight of Daffodils congregating under trees in several areas. It made me realise just how lucky we are to have a park like this, and how important it is to let everyone know!
We have an opportunity to get some funding to plant an orchard in Finsbury Park. The grant is part of the Tree Council’s Orchard Windfalls initiative to assist schools and community groups proposing to undertake well-planned orchard planting projects during National Tree Week later this year. I will be discussing this further with Lewis Taylor, the Park Manager and Alex Fraser, Tree & Nature Conservation Manager, so hopefully we’ll have some good news on this soon. For more information click here.
We’re also looking into the possibility of setting up an Orienteering Course to be used by schools in the area. It would offer kids a unique challenge, encouraging them to have fun and use the Park to learn about map reading as they navigate a sequence of control points to complete a course. We’re hoping to get local schools involved and have already had plenty of interest.
You can learn more about Orienteering and races in your area here.