Meadow Champions

Community Meadows

One of the biggest challenges for our project is to bring a bit of colour into an urban environment.

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Northville
Cwmbran
Torfaen
NP44 3AB

Anyone who wants to bring change and colour to their community in Torfaen can get involved!

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Photos of the site

Northville Before wildflowers .

Friday, March 4, 2016

.... but exciting plans are afoot

Friday, March 18, 2016

Argus article April

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Northville Wildflower areas prep.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ground Prep Northville

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Northville large area ground prep

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Northville Community event .

Friday, April 29, 2016

Northville Community Event 2

Friday, April 29, 2016

Southville Community Event

Friday, April 29, 2016

Southville Community Event 2

Friday, April 29, 2016

Event is postponed .

Friday, April 29, 2016

Event Postponed.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Woolpitch Community Event

Friday, April 29, 2016

Woolpitch Community Event 2

Friday, April 29, 2016

Southville seed sowing .

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Great Event at Southville

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Children learning seed bombing .

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Community Engagement with Bee

Friday, May 13, 2016

Residents join in at woolpitch .

Monday, May 16, 2016

Seed bomb making at Woolpitch .

Monday, May 16, 2016

Greenmeadow Group Bombing

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Seedlings growing at Northville.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Northville seedlings growing .

Friday, June 3, 2016

Sirhowy Court plug planting

Friday, June 10, 2016

Wildflower's growth Northville.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Northville growth after rain.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Show of flowers at Nortville .

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

First flowers at Northville .

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wildflowers lancaster road .

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lancaster road Wildflower area .

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Hats off - it looks great !

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Team Photo with Grow Wild

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Capuring the wildflowers events.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Capturing the wildflowers events

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Capturing Flowers art & Crafts .

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

flower girls .

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Competition Winners .

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Plaster imprints of flowers

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Spring bulb planting Northville .

Monday, October 17, 2016

Meadow Champions Award

Friday, October 21, 2016

Planting trees at Wildflower area

Friday, October 28, 2016

Tree planting sirhowey wildflower

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Planting a tree

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Staking and tieing tree's

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Sirhowey wildflower area tree's

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Cutting down of wildflowers

Friday, November 25, 2016

"We are BEE Friendly "

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Northville wildflower preparation

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Preparing wildflower areas.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Northville Wildflower areas

Friday, July 7, 2017

Northville flowering again .

Friday, July 7, 2017

Northville Perrenials.

Friday, July 7, 2017

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
The seed mix that we sowed last year has grown back with some native perennial's these have provided a good food source for bees. 07/07/2017 - 10:00 6 Mixed ages
We turned over the areas at Northville and removed a lot of grass and weeds , we then reseeded the areas for a lovely new show of flowers . 02/05/2017 - 08:00 3 Mixed ages
We have received a award for being BEE Friendly at Bron Afon with the support of the meadow champions project . 07/12/2016 - 11:45 2 Mixed ages
Wildflower areas are being cut down for winter , cuttings left on site for seeds to drop and wildlife to escape and re home themselves . 25/11/2016 - 08:00 3 Mixed ages
We planted Willow and Birch tree's at our wildflower area that has wet ground , with the help of staff and a volunteer . 08/11/2016 - 09:00 8 Mixed ages
We where awarded the innovative Award for Wales at the ceremony held at Kew gardens by Grow wild . 21/10/2016 - 19:00 2 Mixed ages
We planted spring native bulbs along the edges of the wildflower areas so that there will be colour in spring 17/10/2016 - 10:00 3 Mixed ages
Checked on health of flowers- all looking great! Planning bulb planting ready for Spring colour. 10/10/2016 - 11:30 2 Mixed ages
Flower plaster casts activities with Never Too Old project participants (Social event) 09/09/2016 - 14:30 10 65 + years
Supported Health & Wellbeing week at Bron Afon HQ with flower plaster casts activities. 09/09/2016 - 13:00 4 35 – 44 years
We held an art and crafts event along Woolpitch with painting, plaster moulds, fun selfies and more. 08/09/2016 - 16:00 20 Mixed mainly families
We held an art and crafts event along Pontnewydd walk, with activities including painting, plaster moulds, fun selfies, and more. 06/09/2016 - 16:00 20 Mixed mainly families
The flower areas in Northville are starting to flower up nice now with plenty more flower to come , they have also grown really tall. 13/07/2016 - 13:15 2 Mixed ages
We have been planting wildflower plugs in Southville Cwmbran to add extra flora and colour to existing area's and make them sustainable. 27/06/2016 - 09:00 3 Mixed ages
Community environmental team at BA planting wildflower plugs in established Meadow ready for future Summer event. 10/06/2016 - 10:30 4 Mixed ages
Held an evening activity of seed bomb making to teach the group how to create their own seed bombs and present them with the Grow Wild kit 02/06/2016 - 18:00 12 Mixed mainly families
We have been on site inspecting the seed growth and have good coverage of seedling at all the sites that we have done bring on the flowers 03/06/2016 - 10:30 2 Mixed ages
We have had three events ,which have all been a success , lots of community involvement and areas seed ,excited to see the flowers now. 06/05/2016 - 14:00 30 Mixed ages
We are having our first community event at Northville today at 2-4 sowing wildflowers come along and help us bring some colour to the area. 06/05/2016 - 14:00 50 Mixed ages
Northville sites marked out and rotovated ready for the seed to be broadcast. 20/04/2016 - 10:00 3 Mixed ages