Calendar: November 2015

On November 28, 2015, in the management building of the Wigry National Park, a workshop for users of garden gardens was held. The workshop was attended by 20 people representing:

  • "Leśny" Allotment
  • "Jaćwing" Allotment
  • "Borówka" Allotment
  • "Malinka" Allotment
  • "Malwa" Allotment
  • "Oaza" Allotment.

Joanna Adamczewska and Katarzyna Łukowska, MA, introduced the aim and scope of the project, which included the meeting. They then discussed the concept of biodiversity and its threats, and the causes and effects of biological invasions. The species of plants found in the Suwalszczyzna region, such as adenomatous geckos, goldfish, herbivores, snakeheads, crocodile, naked redbuds, tuberous sunflower, persimmons, acacia, American cherry and other woody species: red oak, ash-like maple.

In addition, the "silhouette" of the species - the candidate for a potential invasion, often found in gardens - is presented - five-leaf vines. Extensive experience has been discussed on the removal of adenoid gland, acquired during the implementation of projects conducted by the Wigry National Park and the Association "Man and Nature".

A significant part of the meeting was devoted to the ways of dealing with invasive species that have settled in the gardens. Users pointed to the lack of technical solutions for the use of invasive species and the need to organize publicly accessible, secured composters.

The Code of Conduct of the Responsible Gardener was then discussed and alternative plant species proposed, which could be introduced into traditional gardens so that they were friendly to nature. Nature-friendly and biodiversity-rich rebates from native species were recommended, and the construction of habitat for wild bees was recommended.

Participants of the workshops received numerous workshop materials issued by the Association "Man and Nature", and courtesy of the Zaborski Landscape Park. "Swap the moth at the fence - invasive species in the garden".