The Harvest Stomp took place on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday 25th September 2016. This was the second year of the harvest-themed festival which celebrates food growers and produce from the local community, as well as all aspects of wildlife and conservation.
The Landscape Group idverde led two biodiversity-themed events on the day, which were a great success.
TLG idverde’s bird box workshops are always very popular and this year was no exception! Children decorated 150 bird boxes on the day, and a great variety of designs were created. The prize for the ‘Best in Show’ bird box went to Henry and Florence (aged 5 and 3) who created a bright design with a very good use of colours and feathers!
A team of volunteers and festival visitors helped TLG idverde to create a ‘Butterfly Border’ by planting 1000 wildflower plugs along a swale, including ragged robin, field scabious and cornflowers. The newly-planted plugs will enhance the habitat for butterflies as well as other pollinating insects. The park is home to a variety of butterflies, including the common blue, orange tip and comma.
Regional Operations Director Alistair Bayford was a judge for the ‘Cream of the Crop’ competition. Judging took place through the day with categories including the heaviest pumpkin, which was won by Felix (aged 3).