Together we can transform our balconies & gardens into beautiful havens for flying pollinators – we can garden with our well-being, community, and wildlife in mind. By working with public gardens, community groups, resident associations and schools we’ll be spreading pollinator-friendly seeds, plants, and information. We can learn how to create forage and habitat for important pollinating species including the Spinach Moth, Mason Bee and various types of Hoverfly- but also harvest some edibles for ourselves in the process!
Do you live in Kensington and Chelsea? Interested in taking a first step into gardening for wildlife and pollinators? Become part of our network transform your borough. You can get involved by:
- Attending future events in your local community gardens where we will share knowledge and skills of urban growing/biodiversity, and will be sharing some seed packets! There will also be opportunities to host a “plant pack” for your garden and contribute to creating a pollinator pathway in London.
- Connecting with us online: Join and keep an eye out on the Pollintor Paths Kensington and Chelsea Facebook group where we can share events, experiences, and knowledge. Keep everyone updated on how your pollinator-friendly plants are doing and if you spot any bees hard at work on Instagram with #pollinatorpaths and connect on Twitter (#pollinatorpaths and @LSx_News).
- If you are part of a community group or garden and would like to collaborate with LSx hosting pollinator-friendly events, distributing resources, running workshops etc. get in touch! We’d love to meet you.
Why is creating pollinator paths in London important?
Insects represent 80% of all species & they play a critical role in our food-chains by pollinating plants.
With recent global reports predicting ‘catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystem’, it is more important than ever to act now.
As cities modernise, the subsequent rise in hard surfaces being built leads to a decrease in the loss of garden spaces. With two-thirds of London’s front gardens being paved, it is no surprise that 75% of young people in London do not feel connected to nature. This loss of vegetation has seen a loss of forage and habitat for a range of wild plants and animals. Now is the time to unite to protect our pollinators & plant seeds for London to become a National Park City. Get involved in the project!
Any questions? Interested? Please contact Charlotte Hawthorne 020 7234 9401 firstname.lastname@example.org.