Our own homes and gardens can offer vital refuge for struggling wildlife. Whether it is window boxes planted for pollinators, ponds and bird boxes, or wildflower mini meadows – these smaller spaces across our villages, towns and cities are all essential to creating a strong, connected Nature Recovery Network. Many people, however, are unsure of how to make the most of where they live for wildlife and would like some advice and support.
Purpose of role
To work with Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust to raise the profile of Team Wilder. Encourage others in your local area to make a change for the benefit of wildlife and people by providing advice and support to people interested in improving their gardens for wildlife.
Tasks involved in this role
This role will be shaped by you, and the local need but the types of activities this role may include are:
- Raising awareness about fantastic local wildlife
- Visiting gardens of local people and providing advice and support on wildlife friendly gardening
- Providing local people with toolkits on wildlife gardening
Skills and abilities required
You must have a good knowledge of wildlife friendly gardening, including plant ID. An enthusiasm and passion for wildlife is essential.
To find out more about the Wilder Garden Champion service, go to this page here.
We will offer training and tool kits to help you guide others on what’s best for wildlife in their gardens. To apply, please email Wilder@hiwwt.org.uk.