Going Wild For A Brighter Community

North Belfast Women's Initiative & Support Project (NBWISP)

An inter-generational, cross-community project designed to create a wildflower meadow, in a neglected and overgrown area.

Visitor Information

Deanby Gardens
Belfast
BT14 6NN

Workshops will take place at Our Lady's PS and NB WISP

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

OCN Level 2 in Garden Horticulture starting September 2019, following on from successful completion of Level 1 in June!

Ongoing volunteering opportunities available.

Get in touch

Contact information

Telephone - 028 9039 1028 https://www.facebook.com/weehouse.nbwisp/

Photos of the site

Site 1 - before pictures.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Site 2 - before pictures!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Meet The Neighbours Event 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Meet The Neighbours Event 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Meet The Neighbours 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sowing Window Boxes

Monday, June 3, 2019

Clearing Space for Wildflowers

Monday, June 3, 2019

Sowing Wildflower Seeds

Monday, June 3, 2019

Watering in the poly tunnel

Monday, June 3, 2019

Our landscape after a little TLC

Monday, July 1, 2019

Taking soil samples

Monday, July 1, 2019

Taking soil samples

Monday, July 1, 2019

Marking out our wildflower meadow

Monday, July 1, 2019

Advice from Mark at EcoSeeds

Monday, July 1, 2019

A resident's wildflower windowbox

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

The ground is prepared!

Monday, July 29, 2019

The ground is prepared!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Beginning our compost heap

Monday, July 29, 2019

The ground is prepared!

Monday, July 29, 2019

More window boxes have arrived!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Compostable to grey window box!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Finishing touches on the ground!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Promoting GW at Everton BBQ!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Promoting GW at Everton BBQ!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Presenting residents window boxes

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Presenting residents window boxes

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Presenting residents window boxes

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Presenting residents window boxes

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Presenting residents window boxes

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Presenting residents window boxes

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

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