Going Wild For A Brighter Community
An inter-generational, cross-community project designed to create a wildflower meadow, in a neglected and overgrown area.
Workshops will take place at Our Lady's PS and NB WISP
OCN Level 2 in Garden Horticulture starting September 2019, following on from successful completion of Level 1 in June!
Ongoing volunteering opportunities available.
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Photos of the site
What we've been up to
|What we did||When we did it||How many people took part||Who was there|
|NB Alternatives presented some of the residents affected by Anti Social Behaviour with their window boxes today.||25/09/2019 - 11:15||-10||Mixed ages|
|We attended a community BBQ at the Everton Complex, where some of our wildflower recipients attend, where we promoted the project||19/08/2019 - 15:45||11||Mixed mainly 12-25 years|
|The young people jazzed up our planting area by adding decorative edging - we think it was a great idea!||08/12/2019 - 15:45||4||Mixed mainly 12-25 years|
|The young people began to transfer the wildflowers which are beginning to bloom today. We can't wait to see the boxes bursting with colour!||08/08/2019 - 15:45||6||Mixed mainly 12-25 years|
|More window boxes arrived today. Closer to presentation date we will transfer the flowers from the biodegradable boxes to these.||08/06/2019 - 15:45||1||Mixed ages|
|We finished preparing our ground for the arrival of our EcoSeeds. The participants cut away the turf and began layering it to make compost!||29/07/2019 - 12:45||6||Mixed mainly 12-25 years|
|We met with Mark from Eco Seeds to plan our wildflower meadow. We plotted our boundary, assessed soil types and began prepping the turf.||01/07/2019 - 13:00||7||Mixed mainly 12-25 years|
|We had a successful meeting today with North Belfast Alterntative's STRIVE project - their young people will participate on GROW WILD||05/04/2019 - 15:45||10||Mostly young people 12-25|
|The school children worked with our GW participants to create window box displays of wildflower from seed, as a gift for elderly residents.||01/07/2019 - 15:45||550||Mixed ages|
|We worked with Primary School children across North Belfast to learn about growing from seed.||01/04/2019 - 15:30||540||Mostly families or children under 12|
|On 23rd March 2019, we held our annual Meet The Neighbours Event at the Everton Complex, where we promoted our GROW WILD project!||23/03/2019 - 10:30||400||Mixed ages|