This workshop was part of an ongoing partnership between Essex Wildlife Trust and Help for Heroes. Since 2016, the two charities have worked together on various projects including the installation of wildlife-friendly features in the grounds of the Help for Heroes’ centre.
The materials used for the planters were provided by Essex Wildlife Trust, having previously been sustainably harvested from their nature reserves as part of ongoing woodland management. This wood now has a new lease of life in the garden at Chavasse House, providing a strong base from which a variety of herbs can grow, benefiting pollinators, local veterans and the kitchen at the recovery centre.
Essex Wildlife Trust is immensely proud of the partnership with Help for Heroes. We continue to draw on the strengths of both charities to deliver benefits for wildlife and people across Essex.