Accomplished So Far
WILDSCAPING SAINT MARK'S CHURCH
Wildscaping Worldwide was commissioned by Mother Cherry, at Saint Mark's Church, to EXTENSIVELY wildscape the land and even the church building itself.
This has been an unprecedented opportunity to truly serve both the local human population and all of the wildlife there, from Bats to Butterflies.
[THANKS LARGELY TO THE WILDSCAPED EXTERIOR SPACES, SAINT MARK'S CHURCH WON AN ECO AWARD.]
WW project managed the wildscaping of Saint Mark's from the first consultation in February 2021 to completion in November 2021. We hired landscapers to prep every inch of available ground (lifting up and removing all of the patio slabs, to liberate the soil beneath) and worked very closely with ‘Wild Roots' (wild regenerators) who collaborate with us on the different design possibilities within each space (the plants that would be happiest in each space) as well as wildscaping the space with us: this company also helped to create an ongoing maintenance plan.
We hired a wonderful local building company (who ended up sponsoring the effort) to create access points in the walls and install the bird & bee bricks, as well as drilling holes for hedgehogs to use to get into the spaces.
We tried to create as little waste as possible: upcycling as many of the materials that were removed as we could. In the end: all of the bricks knocked from the border walls were reused to create bug hotels, the matting from the back courtyard was upcycled into Hedgehog habitat and even the patio slabs were adopted by the church warden to take home. all of the rubbish cleared from the space was recycled - where possible - and even old bins (removed from the back courtyard) were allocated new jobs: as crisp packet collection points for 'the Crisp Packet project.'
Overall, Saint Mark's was transformed and both the church and WW are ecstatic with the end result.
'I AM ME - I MATTER.'
A series of blog posts, written and submitted by UK Rescues & Rehabbers (who are credited & promoted) sharing individual cases and examining the personality traits of the individual casualties that they have saved, to open up the idea (without anthropomorphizing) that these creatures may be people in their own rights, with their own wants & needs.
SEE SOME EXAMPLES
'WHY SHOULD WE LOVE [SPECIES]?'
A series of blog posts, written and submitted by Ecologists, UK Rescues & Rehabbers & other Wildlife Organisations (who are credited & promoted) sharing everything that is brilliant & wonderful (especially the value that they bring to our eco system) about some of our UK's most misunderstood and persecuted wild species.
SEE SOME EXAMPLES
WILDLIFE CARE BADGE
To ensure that every single UK wildlife casualty receives the very best care & is never delivered (by a member of the public) to a Wildlife Rescue or Rehabber who lacks the relevant training, experience or resources.
[WW HAS CREATED/PROJECT MANAGED THIS SELF POLICING POLICY FROM WITHIN THE WILDLIFE RESCUE COMMUNITY]
Rather than waiting for legislated regulation, the 'WCB' is a practical & immediate way to support & empower every Wildlife Rescue & Rehabber up to a minimum standard of care ASAP.
THE WCB (OVER 100 PAGES OF SELF REGULATING POLICY) HAS BEEN DRAWN UP BY 222 VETS, VET NURSES & WILDLIFE RESCUES/REHABBERS AND IS ON TRACK TO LAUNCH FEBRUARY 2022.
CONSULTING FOR A COUNCIL & A UNIVERSITY
I was invited by Alsager Council and a London University to consult on how to share spaces with local animal and plant life.
A full proposal was submitted to Alsager Council. You can read the full case study HERE.
[UPDATE - IT WAS DISCOVERED IN 2022 THAT ALSAGER COUNCIL HAD WON A GOLD AWARD FOR THE DESIGNS THAT WILDSCAPING WORLDWIDE PROPOSED.]
A PERSONAL TRIUMPH
(WE ARE ALL WILD BEINGS)
Wildscaping Worldwide doesn't revolve around rescue efforts like this but for some reason these 3 Kune Kune pigs (then Stanley, the llama and all of the 20 ducks, hens and cockerels) captured my heart last year and I worked around the clock to see them saved from the trauma of a livestock auction and able to live their lives with love and respect, at Hillside Animal Sanctuary.
After 'wildscape consulting' for UKWT clients & UK organisations, WW decided to officially launch a 1-to-1 wildscaping consultation service.