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Cross Pollination Project

Author/lead

Cally Fiddimore

Site category

Allotments, Parks, Public gardens, School grounds

Organisations involved

Kent High Weald Partnership, University of Sussex, LASI, BEE, and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council

Type of content

Community engagement / outreach

Beginning

2016

End

2019


Project

Wildflower planting

Project Details

Helping bees and insects in our very own gardens and parks is probably the most widespread and easy opportunity we have to make a difference. The Cross Pollination Project will bring together scientists, gardeners and communities in Tunbridge Wells so we can grow seeds of knowledge into action.

With help from local communities and schools combined with expert knowledge from Sussex University we will be creating 6 public demonstration gardens loaded with pollinator friendly plants. These gardens will raise awareness of appropriate bee-friendly gardening and offer a citizen science opportunity as local volunteers and students will use them to collect important data.

This 3 year Heritage Lottery Funded project will also offer fantastic opportunities to get involved and learn new skills as annual talks, training and workshops will be available to the wider community.

The project is managed by the Kent High Weald Partnership, working in partnership with the University of Sussex’s Laboratory for Apiculture and Social Insects, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, local artists and beekeeper Ellen Montelius and Lizzy Clayman, and other local organisations.

To find out more please contact Cally at KHWP on 01580 212972 or email cally@khwp.org.uk. You can also follow the project on Facebook and Twitter @crosspolproject

Location

- -South East