Everyone say hello to our newest additions; Zoltan Jim II, Deefer, Donald, Roast and Francis 🦆💗
These little babies were kindly donated to us by a gentleman named Simon who has been watching over them since they were inside their eggs 🥚 🍃
Unfortunately, we believe momma duck and some of their siblings have been foxed, so they’ve come to reside here at The Island 🦊😣
They’re currently being kept inside the Animal Room, making friends with Leo and the bunnies 😻🐰
I can’t wait to watch them grown into big, healthy ducks; they will be waddling around the field in no time 🦆
Thanks to an independent group of ambassadors, The Island Project will be hosting monthly informal community meetings for the public and local community to get involved with. If you like being outdoors, love animals and want to socialise with like minded people then come along!?
For more information please visit the meetup page!
🦋🐌🌺🐜🌳🐞🌱🌷🌾🌿🐛🍇🌽🥕14 Months ago we managed to fund raise £760 on Crowdfunder, here are some pictures to show the progress we have made in the veggie patch area in the last 6 months.
We have concentrated heavily on getting our animal waste and compost system functioning smoothly, completing pathways, creating a garden maintenance plan which includes tasks like cutting the grass, making protective netting, planning the veggie patch layout, making fertilizers and compost maintenance to name a few.
Next we will focusing on installing some chicken wire onto the veggie patch fencing and planting out some spring bulbs and wildflower. We will also look into creating a base and put together a large greenhouse for our less hardy perennial plants such as peppers, Fuchias and Dahlia's.
Thanks for everyone who supported the Crowdfunder and continues to support us now. The benefits our young people get from gardening is huge, it provides therapy and a relaxed environment in an age of rushing and stressing as well as providing learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
Mr. Piggie was donated by someone in the local community. He is 14 weeks old and we have been told he is a Micro Pig, but we are not quiet sure! Anyway, he is adorable and has been a massive hit with our learners!
The Island Project would like to thank Kath for her amazing efforts, enthusiasm and care during her University placement with us. We wish her all the best for the future!
We would like to show our appreciation to the Rotary Club of Long Eaton for donating £150 to our project!
Checkout our Chickens who came to us as Ex Battery Chickens but now look fit and healthy and ready to roam our 3 acres of land!
Jet petrol station in Breaston have recently donated a generous £150. They are also our top collection box supporter and have to date raised us over £120, totaling nearly £300 to date. We would like to thank them for their continued support, we really appreciate it.
The £150 will be used to purchase new yard brooms, feed buckets and student project resources such as books, pens and art materials.
A quick update from the Island Project: our staff have completed one fantastic and roomy shelter and its base, and are well on the way to finishing the second one. Now it's up to the animals to enjoy them. We are sure they'll appreciate the shelters when it rains or snows (although our llamas do enjoy the snow, perhaps it reminds them of their Peruvian ancestry!)
Without all your combined donations we could never have obtained such large and high quality, robust field shelters for our animals.
Thank you, and a happy new year. :) (Shreen Ayob)