Twenty people joined in this partnership project's Design Workshops held on 10 & 11 March: connecting, analysing, sharing, debating.
We analysed the diverse settings that local gardeners are using -
from back gardens to paved patios to balconies.
We explored the potential benefits to pollinators
"Would the planting make a difference to individual targeted species or should we focus on a broad group of pollinators?"
knowledge and experience about the pollinating plants to select for the different settings - and we found new resources too.
We met new colleagues and connected across the borough "I never knew there were so many other people locally who are interested in the same things as me..."
We looked forward at the shape of the project, and some new opportunities - for example "shall we include making the planting containers using re-purposed materials?"
feeling optimistic together about the project, with plenty of homework from the 2 afternoons and much to plan.
Thanks to all including the visiting experts, plus Lizzy
and Hannah from London Sustainability Forum for facilitating.
formal event is the distribution of plants in May at the hub gardens - accompanied by creative and fun activities as part of the Wandsworth Fringe.
Before then we will be reaching out to find gardeners who want to take
part. Please email us anytime if you would like to join in.
Pollinator Paths Wandsworth Facebook page for info and updates.
Or email Charles at TTT to get involved.
QUICK LINKS: FOODIVAL CARBON CONVS GARDEN SMArT OUTDOOR LEARNING GARDENS OF REFUGE @TTT GROWING TOOTING POLLINATOR PATHS