Members of my workers’ co-op Feed Avalon and interested local people spent the day learning about pond design and construction with local horticulturist Philip Knight. The one-day course was designed to support people to learn the basics of how to design and build ponds. We learned how to create pond habitats that support wildlife to thrive.

As part of the day, we had the pleasure of visiting Glastonbury Abbey to look at their two contrasting ponds. We saw the medieval fish pond, as well as a larger wildlife pond.

Thank you so much to Philip who taught everyone so much. We hope to use this knowledge to design a series of ponds at Avalon Wildflower Park. The reclaimed BMX track has a fantastic mixture of levels and we hope to create a little wetland paradise for local wildlife. To get involved please email

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