Pond dipping, spider scavenging and mud pie-ing make for second sell-out workshop from Eco Sobo

By Daniel Face [email protected]

Published: October 29, 2023 | Updated: 30th October 2023

Eco Sobo LogoMore than 30 littluns (and bigguns) from across the BCP area gathered last Monday for a fully booked sustainability session at Grounded Community’s Secret Garden.

Hosted by community group Eco Sobo and with workshops from Grounded and Dorset Rewilding, the afternoon treated guests to a variety of activities – including the very popular ‘Whose Poo’ guessing game.

Visitors also went wildlife pond dipping, learned how to take the perfect cuttings of pollinator-friendly plants, embarked on a spider scavenger hunt, and got stuck in at the mud kitchen.

Crowd sat down engaged in workshop with man presenting at the front

Rosie Edwards from Sobo Wastebusters and Co-Founder of Eco Sobo said: “The afternoon was a great success!

Rosie Edwards“It was lovely to see so many families coming out and wanting to learn more about wildlife friendly gardening.

“These sustainability workshops are all about teaching the community, including the next generations to come, about better ways to look after our planet.

“This one was wonderful – all the kids were really engaged and had a lot of fun, too!”

Eco Sobo started off as a one-day sustainability fayre planned for May 2024, but has since grown into a full-blown movement for the community thanks to public support and funding.

Adults and children in front of a table with containers, guessing 'Whose Poo'This latest workshop has been the second of seven, with the next set to focus on ‘Renewables: Solar and More!’

Hosted by Soo Chapman at her Bournemouth home, it’ll be a chance for locals to explore green technologies and renewable energy solutions in action.

As well as a guided tour of the property, expert solar installer Jake Wentworth – MD at Bournemouth’s JMW Electric – will be on hand to answer any questions.

The workshops have been made possible by funding from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, distributed by Dorset Community Foundation in partnership with BCP Council.

Their next session will take place on Saturday 18th November from 10:30am to 12:30pm.

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