Seeds, bees and Meadow Champions in Cwmbran

The community of Northville and children from Maendy Primary School got together back in May for their first sowing event and it was a great success. Thousands of wild flower seeds were sown into gigantic beds. By now they should be starting to bloom, bringing colour and wildlife to this urban environment. So watch this space! We’ll be checking back in with Meadow Champions later in the summer to see how the wild flowers have transformed the estate.

Northville is one of 28 sites run by Bron Afon housing association across the local authority of Torfaen that will be transformed using wild flowers.

Once the ground had been properly prepared (here’s Jackson Dillon and Stephen Caddy getting stuck in) it was time to start sowing.

Everybody got involved – all hands on deck were needed to sow the seeds in the massive area. Here are Stephen Caddy, Destiny and Hope Scott, Andrew Neville along with county councillor Mike Johnstone showing how it’s done.

The seeds will bloom transforming the area and creating a blanket of colour for anyone lucky enough to have a view from their home over the new wild flower meadow.

Making seed balls is muddy work! Don’t forget to wash your hands after sowing seeds!

Wild flowers provide vital food and shelter to pollinators including bees, helping to support the whole eco system. A simple act of sowing wild flowers really helps to bring wildlife into urban environments. A big thank you to everyone who helped out in Cwmbran – we can’t wait to see what the flowers look like in bloom!

For lots more pictures from the project and to see the transformation, head over to our Facebook page or check out this update blog.  

Discover more Grow Wild community projects in our showcase HERE. Or find a project close to you by checking out our project map.

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