Penryn Buzz Planting Project

by Charlotte Rankin in Penryn, England, United Kingdom

Penryn Buzz Planting Project
We did it
On 6th March 2018 we successfully raised £310 with 17 supporters in 28 days

Raising money for pollinator-friendly flower spaces as part of Penryn Buzz, a pollinator-friendly planting project in Penryn.

by Charlotte Rankin in Penryn, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

The extra funding will be used to purchase more flowers for Shute Meadow or other flower planting spots for Penryn Buzz.

About Penryn Buzz

Penryn Buzz is a pollinator-friendly flower project set up by Penryn's Deputy Town Mayor Chaz Wenmoth. Penryn Buzz aims to use greenspaces in Penryn to support pollinators such as bees by planting pollinator-friendly flowers. The project also aims to engage the community in supporting pollinators in their own gardens and to also increase the awareness of pollinator conservation in urban areas. 

Penryn Buzz has been incredibly successful so far, having created several flower plantings around Penryn, such as the wildflower strip in Penryn Memorial gardens last year (images below).


Left: bumblebee enjoying poppy pollen, Middle: wildflower strip planted in Penryn Memorial Gardens, Right: bumblebee enjoying the nectar of borage.

About the Shute Meadow planting project

This crowdfunder page is to raise money for a new flower planting spot at Shute Meadow in Penryn (image below). This Spring, pollinator-friendly shrubs (such as lavender, rosemary and cornish heath) will be planted by myself and volunteers. This mixture of flower species will ensure a long flowering period and keep the bees very happy while they are out and about!


Above: The planned planting spot at Shute Meadow

How can you help

All money donated will go entirely towards the purchase of flowers for Penryn Buzz and cover costs of any necessary supplies (minus Crowdfunder fees of 8%), so any donations are greatly appreciated! To find out more about Penryn Buzz and to keep up to date with the Project's progress and volunteering opportunities, please visit Penryn Buzz's facebook page here!

Thank you so much for any donations and your support in helping to make Penryn buzz!

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