Wildflowers for Londoners

Announcing #WildflowersForLondoners launching 18th March

This spring, we are calling for as many Londoners as possible to help make London a successful National Park City by sowing 9 million#WildflowersForLondoners – one flower for every Londoner.

We want you to help us show Londoners how easy it is to #getgrowing in our own neighbourhoods and how, through small actions, we can transform our urban landscape into a beautiful city of colourful wildflowers.

Watch this space as on Sunday 18th March we will be sharing how you can get your own big bag of wildflowers seed balls, and at the same time invest in even more wildflowers for London’s future.

In the meantime take a look around your home, street, workplace. Is there a forlorn corner near your home? An empty concrete planter outside your flat or shop? A boring border in your garden? You could turn that dreary area outside your office into an oasis for wild Londoners, or get together with your friends and neighbours and make your street a river of flowers. Is there a community garden near you that could benefit, or could you get some for your local Friends of Park group? What about those wide expanses of concrete and grassland around your local hospital, could you get permission or work with one of their Friends groups to sow wildflowers along their paths or around their car parks?

London National Park City have been partnered on this project by Seedball, an award winning North London based social enterprise that produces wildflower seed balls. For every seed ball purchased to be sown this spring, Seedball will very kindly donate one seed ball to our new London National Park City SeedBank.  Our aim is to  grow a big enough SeedBank that we’ll be able to distribute seed balls to every school across London in Spring 2019 helping them join in the celebrations for the launch of the National Park City, helping all Londoners make our neighbourhoods greener, healthier, wilder and prettier.

Seed balls are one of the easiest ways to start sowing wild flowers. They are a great if you have never grown anything before, and also a fantastic way to involve a wide range of people in an activity (“seedballing party” anyone?!). Simply scatter them in the area or container you want them to grow. It really couldn’t be simpler.

Please feel free to forward this email with your communities and friends. We want to reach as many Londoners as possible to get as many wildflowers as possible into the streets of London this year and next!

We will send out full details on how you can take part as a #NationalParkCityMaker when the #WildflowersForLondoners Crowdfunder launches on Sunday.

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