The Patchwork Meadow was set up in 2020. Their aim is to brighten up our urban neighbourhoods and help to bring back the pollinators. They believe that if we all plant pocket meadows in window-boxes, pots and hanging baskets and in our gardens and streets, together we can create a huge green space, a ‘Patchwork Meadow’ across Birmingham. So they give out and plant wildflower seeds wherever they can. To date they have planted nearly 5,000 square metres of meadow across the city.
The Patchwork Meadow’s activities include:
- Planting pocket meadows in the grounds of tower blocks, faith organisations, community centres, cemeteries, parks, schools and youth centres.
- Giving out packets of wildflower seeds at community events and at settings such as food hubs and places of welcome.
- Running joint workshops with arts and crafts organisations including ‘Sew and Sow’, ‘Love your Neighbourhood’ and planter projects.
- Running sessions for children including making seed-bombs, poppy cupcakes and mini-meadows in egg-boxes and providing bee activity trails.
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