Recent news from Humber Woodland
Despite a blustery May day, the dandelions are in full bloom at Humber Woodland, brightening up the landscape. They are providing a food source for the many species of Butterflies we see at the woodland.
We marked our Tenth Anniversary at the end of April with an Open Day on the Saturday and a Planting Day on the Sunday, preceded by a ceremony of thanksgiving, which ended with the release of White Doves, in memory of people buried at Humber Woodland. The doves circled above our heads before flying off [...]
On Sunday 21st April, Diane featured on the Michael Collie programme on BBC Hereford & Worcester radio. The programme discussed the Malvern Spring Gardening Show, where one of this year’s this show gardens is inspired by a green burial site. Listen to the interview here, 1 hour and 42 minutes in to the programme. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0170846
Don’t lay me in some gloomy churchyard shaded by a wall
Where the dust of ancient bones has spread a dryness over all,
Lay me in some leafy loam where, sheltered from the cold
Little seeds investigate and tender leaves unfold.
There kindly and affectionately, plant a native tree
To grow resplendent before God and hold some part of me.
The roots will not disturb me as they wend their peaceful way
To build the fine and bountiful, from closure and decay.
To seek their small requirements so that when their work is done
I’ll be tall and standing strongly in the beauty of the sun.
Reproduced by kind permission of Pam Ayres, from her book Surgically Enhanced