The sun shone on a group of about 20 volunteers who came to support the Barrowden wildflower meadow project. Hugh Cripps from Barrowden, with support from Active Rutland’s Grow Together project, has been instrumental in getting this project going on a patch of grassy hill above the village allotments.
Native wildflower seed was scattered over an area of about 300 m², after raking off cut grass and scarifying the ground. It was good physical work that brought people together to build community and networks.
The wildflower meadow will increase colour, beauty and biodiversity in this area of wild space for people to enjoy.
The Grow Together team, Alex and Claire, hope to encourage local artists to visit this wildflower sanctuary and be inspired to draw and paint what grows. A future botanical art exhibition is planned for early summer next year to celebrate the Grow Together stories around Rutland.
If you would like to get involved in community growing projects through the Grow Together project please get in touch with Claire and Alex from Root-and-Branch Out CIC and they can put you in touch with existing projects or you could develop your own.