Ready, steady, sow

Corridors of colour

Budding green-fingered community groups can now get involved in Calderdale Council’s wildflower planting scheme, at the launch event of the next stage of the Corridors of Colour project.

On Saturday 23 September at King Cross Fire Station, Calderdale Council is hosting an event to showcase the work that has been done to plant wildflowers in urban areas.

The Grow Wild event will run from 1-3pm and interested local community groups are invited to come along to learn how to get involved with their own planting schemes. There’s also the opportunity to take away free growing kits with seed packs provided by Kew Gardens.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Communities, Cllr Susan Press, said:

“The Corridors of Colour project is an innovative way to transform grass verges and has brought welcome splashes of colour to otherwise unused pieces of land across Calderdale.

“This event gives local groups the chance to get involved, find out more about seed sowing and create their own wildflower patch in a community space, allotment or window box.”

Experts will be on hand at the event to explain more about the scheme and give advice on seed sowing and harvesting. There will also be a chance to take part in a short walk around nearby Corridors of Colours sites in King Cross.

Signage is also now in place at many of the sites, which give further details about the scheme and the impact that wildflower planting has on the population of butterflies, bees, pollinating bugs and birds.

Places are limited, but if you’re part of an interested community group who would like to attend, email to confirm your place.

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