Saintfield - Wild and Wonderful
Our site is a neglected area including a foot path on a steep bank adjacent to a busy road. It is very prominent, traffic washed position and not machine friendly.
The footpath through site is used by school children and public going to the local bus stop. Motorists passing by will also see the transformation. The site's prominence will improve Saintfield's environment for all.
We need lots of help from experts and those with strong arms to help with weed suppression, clearing and planting. Please contact us so we can share the work and reward!
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What we've been up to
|What we did||Date||How many people took part||Who was there|
|Planting event with Saintfield school||27/04/2017 - 13:15||12||12 – 15 years (do not use - historical)|
|We had a feature on Grow Wild in our own newsletter "Saintfield News" which we hand deliver to 1350 homes in our village, Saintfield.||01/09/2016 - 13:15||20||Mixed ages|
|Photographing the wild flowers in full bloom.||11/08/2016 - 14:00||7||Mixed ages|
|Local children of all ages sowed wild flower seeds on the prepared sites||27/05/2016 - 11:00||20||Mixed ages|
|Local contractor used rotavator to break up the area to be planted with wild flowers. Group members removed stones and raked off grass.||25/05/2016 - 09:45||2||Mixed ages|
|The Grow Wild banner was erected and litter was removed from the site as part on Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful's Big Spring Clean||14/05/2016 - 10:00||2||Mixed ages|
|Prepared site by cutting long grass, bagging it and removing it||08/04/2016 - 14:00||3||Mixed ages|
|Attended Grow Wild training event. 3 discussion groups followed by practical sessions soil testing, sowing and plot management. Very useful||02/04/2016 - 10:00||2||Mixed ages|
|On-site meeting with Mark Bryson of EcoSeeds Ltd to discuss possible planting schemes.||04/02/2016 - 14:00||4||Mixed ages|
|Sprayed our chosen area in preparation for wild flower planting.||22/03/2016 - 13:00||3||Mixed ages|
|Pegged out area for planting of wild flowers.||22/03/2016 - 14:00||3||Mixed ages|
|Four members of SDA met at the site with local contractor Maurice Graham to discuss ground preparation and planting schemes.||26/02/2016 - 15:00||5||Mixed ages|
|Green Saintfield Committee asked full committee for approval of native wild flower planting project. This was approved unanimously.||08/02/2016 - 19:30||23||Mixed ages|
|At a meeting of SDA's Green Saintfield Committee the committee chose the Comber Road/Belfast Road junction as a suitable project area.||14/01/2016 - 19:30||8||Mixed ages|
|Our Landscape Master Plan was developed and it earmarked several areas in Saintfield that are suitable for environmental projects.||05/01/2015 - 19:30||6||Mixed ages|