Ragwort Clearance + Sausages
Time & Location
About the Event
Ragwort is one of the most divisive plants in the countryside. It contains chemicals that are toxic to livestock and has been blamed for many deaths of horses and other animals. However, it is also a source of nectar.
The Knotts has many special plants which owe their existance to the grazing native ponies but the health of the ponies is threatened by large quantities of Ragwort just above the Old School opposite Matterdale church (follow signd from the Church).
Come and work alongside others in great surroundings and help to clear the plants before they go to seed. Help is also needed to take plants away for incineration.
Lucie promises BBQ sausages as a reward at the end of the pulling. Bring strong gloves, a garden fork and large sacks or dumpy bags if you have them. Please let Lucie know you are coming and whether you are Vegetarian or Carnivorous.