Nature Rising

by Black Seeds Network in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

Nature Rising

Total raised £45

£2,000 target 126 days left
2% 3 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 30th September 2024 at 8:44am

Nature Rising! is a unique and inspiring series of community events about nature, in and around Bristol's St Pauls, this spring and summer

by Black Seeds Network in Bristol, Bristol City, United Kingdom

We would love your support! Can you chip in to fund our activities for this ground breaking and innovative new project?

Your money will support running the programme, telling our stories, buying vital equipment, and crucially our time.

Nature Rising, our exciting new project, brings together Global Majority communities to share our expertise. we'll be connecting and inspiring; sharing stories, expertise and, most importantly, joy! 

Our focus is on insects and animals that help our plants survive and thrive (pollinators). We’ll share how to attract them, how to care for them, and how to connect with nature as it cares for us.  

In this first of its kind collaboration, funded by WECA, BSN are delighted to partner with Friends of the Earth as well as the wonderful Flourishing in St Pauls, Bristol Rainforest, May Project Gardens and Divina Botanica.

Nature Rising will feature an exciting series of workshops and interactive events in St Pauls and Easton, run by some of Bristol’s most energizing community leaders- Judit Davis, Elsie Harp, Amrish Pandya, Tay Aziz, Tara Miran, Ian Solomon-Kawall, Gnisha Bevan, Roger Griffith, MBE and Mike Birkin.  We'll be supported by a wonderful team of volunteers from Friends of the Earth who have already received introductory training in anti-racism and community engagement.

Watch out for: 

Wildflower Playgrounds Project, Bristol Rainforest (Amrish Pandya)

Metre square planters created in 4 local schools and transferred once established to accessible open spaces in St Pauls 

Wild Medicine- The Pollinator Garden, Divina Botanica (Elsie Harp)

Working with refugees and asylum seekers, Elsie Harp will share her expert herb growing skills and knowledge at 3x community workshops at Bridge Farm.

Meadow Power- Flourishing in St Pauls - (Judit Davis)

In and around the heart of St Pauls, especially Grosvenor Road Triangle

2x workshops to engage young people and elders in St Pauls

Planting wildflowers, sharing expertise and beautifying the area 

Come We Grow - May Project Gardens (Ian Solomon-Kawall)

Event at Pickle Factory Sept 2024 



Panel discussion

Workshops carousel on planting and pollinator habitat creation

Creative workshops 

Music and dance!

Black Seeds Network, Creative Connex and Friends of the Earth

Lots of inspiring content creation and opening up more opportunities for the project.

This programme has already received initial funding from WECA Community Pollinator fund. Your donation will help us reach many more people, and create more inspiring opportunities!


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£150 or more

£150 Newsletter Feature

Feature yourself, your business/organisation in our newsletter, with a message of thanks from Black Seeds Network and the Nature Rising Team

£50 or more

£50 Reward - 3 packs of seeds and thank you note

Receive a thank you note and 3 packs of seeds

£500 or more

£500 Sponsor a training session- feature your org

Sponsor a training session and have your logo featured on comms for it. Feature your logo, organisation info and links on our Nature Rising page

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