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  • Date and time: Saturday 3 June 2023, 10am to 1pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Three Hagges Woodmeadow, York Road, Escrick (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

At a time when the biodiversity and climate crisis has been brought into sharp focus by the United Nations Climate Change Conferences in Montreal and Glasgow, we’re inviting you to Three Hagges Woodmeadow to find out where the real action is - hint: you’ll be standing on it!

The soil beneath our feet holds much of the world’s carbon and is home to life forms and interactions as complex and fascinating as those in a rock pool, but which few of us ever see. 

Learn about the partnerships between fungi, flowering plants and trees, strange animals you may not have heard of before, as well as the more familiar earthworms and the part they play in keeping our soils, and our planet, healthy.

Come along and rediscover your curiosity, reimagine what Nature means and learn how to rebuild the health of the soil through the work at Three Hagges Woodmeadow.

Three Hagges Woodmeadow is just six miles south of York. Accessible parking and bike racks are available. It is easily accessible by bus route 415 York to Selby (Hollicarrs stop is just a five-minute walk away) and Sustrans Bike Route 65 (five-minute cycle).

All ages are welcome.

The event is free, but donations are welcome.

Image credit: © Woodmeadow Trust

Woodmeadow Trust is a pioneering charity taking practical action for nature and people by creating woodmeadows and inspiring others to plant and look after these exceptional habitats. They aim to promote woodmeadows throughout the UK whilst continuing to develop their flagship site, Three Hagges Woodmeadow, near York. Their vision is a woodmeadow in every parish, woodmeadows sustaining and connecting nature throughout our landscapes and communities. Woodmeadow Trust wants to inspire dynamic and productive woodmeadows in the UK for nature and people. 

Connect with Woodmeadow Trust online:

Woodmeadow Trust Website

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About the speaker

David Raffaelli is a Trustee at Woodmeadow Trust, Emeritus Professor of Ecology at the University of York and an acknowledged international researcher in the field of ecosystems and their management.


Woodmeadow Trust

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible