Grow Wetland plants at home to plant wild

Here’s a chance to do something practical and simple to support Oxfordshire’s Wetland wildlife. And this you can do practically in your own home.

The Freshwater Habitats Trust (based in Oxford) is looking for volunteers to help grow thousands of endangered wetland and water plants for planting out at selected sites in Oxfordshire and has asked me if the volunteers of Thame Green Living can help.

Many of our native wetland plants are now rare or endangered and need intervention to prevent further declines and restore populations. FHT is asking for volunteers to grow some plants at home through a project called GroWet

I’ve been assured that all of the plants are easy to grow, advice is on hand, and all the stuff necessary will be in the pack supplied by the Trust.

The plants will be numbered, and GroWet volunteers will have the opportunity to follow their plants journey back to the wild through interactive mapping, social media, and videos.

More detailed information about the scheme can be found at: https://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/oxfordshires-freshwater-network/growet/ 

If you are interested in helping, the first step is to sign up as a volunteer, which you can do here: https://growet.powerappsportals.com/GroWetRegister/ , your growing pack should then be delivered in early June.

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