Growing together

April 28 2017

A community event is being held in Arthur Milton Street on Saturday May 13 designed to get local people Growing Together. Residents are being encouraged to grow bee and butterfly-friendly herbs and plants in their gardens and to come out to meet their neighbours on the street.

A community event is being held in Arthur Milton Street on Saturday May 13 designed to get local people Growing Together. Residents are being encouraged to grow bee and butterfly-friendly herbs and plants in their gardens and to come out to meet their neighbours on the street.

Local people around the area of Brunel Field School, Gloucestershire County Cricket Ground and City of Bristol College have been working to encourage the community around the area to think creatively about their urban spaces. They set up the  'Living Room project' in conjunction with Sustainable Bishopston and have held some small events to promote recycling and reuse, as well as planting in the area.

Jenny Maddalena said: “Thanks to a Neighbourhood Partnership grant we were able to order some wooden planters from recycled wood at Bristol Wood Recycling Project - a series of eight for Arthur Milton Street to plant up with residents and the school, and another set of three larger ones for GCCC to collaborate with Brunel Field Primary School Gardening Club.

“Local people have expressed interest in more green spaces, encouraging wildlife and discouraging thoughtless development, spaces that are unsafe to cycle and reducing the dominance or tarmac.” 

The event is from 10.30am-2.30pm, includes a planting session, recipe cards, make your own homemade lemonade, seed bomb making, bird box making, games for families, face painting and refreshments. There will be a local bee trail map and bee-keeper on hand, plus an art exhibition.