Project Pollenize | Rewilding Seeds for Schools

by Pollenize CIC in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

£4,655

£60,000 target 7 days left
7% 77 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £60,000 is pledged by 3rd December 2020 at 7:00pm

Equip every school child with a packet of rewilding seeds to fight back against climate change.

by Pollenize CIC in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

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Following the success of our previous crowdfunder, where we set up beehives to collect data about the ecosystem health of the city, we now want to create more diverse and healthier habitat for our pollinators and insects with these seed packets.

Much of the public feel deeply concerned about climate change, but are very short on options to fight back against it. The most prevalent methods are sacrificial life-choices - use less plastic, change diet etc.

What we’re offering is for the public to take action in an exciting way that can feel like an addition to their lifestyle, as opposed to subtraction. 

Our rewilding seed packets are a simple and effective way to take action and put the power in the children's hands. They are the custodians of the planet, and we want them to be driving force for creating a healthier habitat for insects and pollinators.

We have an amazing opportunity to unlock a potential  £30,000 extra funding from Plymouth City Council. The fund is called 'City Change Fund'. We need to reach 25% of our target to unlock this funding. Help us get there! 

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Legacy to the seed packets 

To ensure the seed packets have some legacy, we want children to plant across the city. We are working with PCC and Greenminds so each school will have an area to rewild with their teachers. 

Alternatively, if a school has an area they wish to rewild, they can do this also.                                                                

1604267894_crowdfunder_verge_sign_slide-24.jpgWe want to encourage the children to document the growth and visitation from pollinators in their assigned areas across the city. If children send in their photos of them and their wildflower area to our social media, we can celebrate them by becoming a ‘Top Sower’ for the city.

Why pledge?

  • Enabling kids to be eco-heros
  • Contributing to citizen science 
  • Creating rewilding areas for insects and pollinators
  • Contributing to scientific research on the health of our urban environment

Why do we need the funding?

The funding will enable us to initiate a mass city wide sowing of DNA analysis & government database informed rewilding seed packets by school children to ensure all insect habitats and their associated food webs are insured for years to come. 

The funding will also enable us to expand our operation to collect more data from more sites across the city and South West. Gathering scientific data from the hives will ensure that we are informing how we can plant better to create climate resilient environments. 

Your pledge will help us unlock 'Extra funding' from Plymouth City Council's - City to Change Fund and Climate Emergency Bonus Fund, meaning we can deliver: 

  • As many seed packets as possible at £5 each. 
  • Project instruction/lesson video for mass sowing day in Spring 2021

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These seed packets will contain over 100 species of native wildflowers, that will address floral gaps identified by the 2020 season's pollen DNA analysis and data.gov.uk databases:

This will ensure all insect/pollinator habitats and their associated food webs are insured for years to come.

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How to pledge

Public we need your help!

  • Individual Sponsorship for seeds for schools:

Buy a seed packet and we will add it to overall number of total seed packets from the crowdfunder. Each £5 raised will buy a seed packet for a school child and their school. We will distribute the seed packets amongst schools actively taking part in this campaign. 

  • Individual purchase for seeds for your garden at home: 

When you purchase a seed packet, we send it to you, and you can create a buzz in your garden.

Business we need your help!

  • Business Sponsorship for seeds for schools:

When you purchase our seed packets, we will add it to overall number of total seed packets from the crowdfunder. Each £5 raised will buy a seed packet for a school child and their school. We will distribute the seed packets amongst schools actively taking part in this campaign. 

Our annual business patronage options:

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Check out this bonus for becoming a patron! 

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How to take part in our citizen seed sowing project

 


A big lesson in every seed packet 

Our citizen science seed map allows the public to log their sowing coordinates so people can see where everyone is planting in the city for effective crowdsourced sowing.

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Learning outcomes for the children:

  • Engaged in the fight against climate change
  • Take part in the City of Plymouth's biggest citizen science experiment
  • Understand the importance of biodiversity and pollination
  • Learn about DNA and species of wildflowers


Rewards


  • Pollenize Plymouth Climate Challenge Limited Edition Tee! We've teamed up with local artist Phil James & our friends at Minerva Streetwear to bring you this tee. All Sizes available. 100% Organic Cotton

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£30 or more

Plymouth Climate Challenge Limited Edition T-shirt

Pollenize Plymouth Climate Challenge Limited Edition Tee! We've teamed up with local artist Phil James & our friends at Minerva Streetwear to bring you this tee. All Sizes available. 100% Organic Cotton. www.philjamesartwork.com

£5 or more

Individual: Sponsor a school for Seed Packets

Buy a seed packet and we will add it to overall number of total seed packets from the crowdfunder. We will distribute the seed packets amongst schools actively taking part in this campaign.

£6 or more

Pollenize Face Covering | Reusable | Washable

A reusable and machine washable face covering. Plus it keeps your neck warm!

£6 or more

Card + Seed Packet Combo

This is a great eco gift for family and friends. Christmas is around the corner. Please select your card option choice.

£11 or more

Card 2X + Seed Packet 2X Combo

2X of each item. This is a great eco gift for family and friends. Christmas is around the corner. Please select your card option choice.

£18 or more

Individual: X4 Sponsor a school for Seed Packets

Buy a seed packet and we will add it to overall number of total seed packets from the crowdfunder. We will distribute the seed packets amongst schools actively taking part in this campagin.

£600 or more

Small Business Annual Patronage

SIGN UP BONUS OF 120X SEED PACKETS. Please email us so we can send you the services package you get for supporting us. pollenizecic@gmail.com

£1,200 or more

Medium Business Annual Patronage

SIGN UP BONUS OF 240X SEED PACKETS. Please email us so we can send you the services package you get for supporting us. pollenizecic@gmail.com

£3,000 or more

Large Business Annual Patronage

SIGN UP BONUS OF 600X SEED PACKETS. Please email us so we can send you the services package you get for supporting us. pollenizecic@gmail.com

£6,000 or more

Big Business Annual Patronage

SIGN UP BONUS OF 1200X SEED PACKETS. Please email us so we can send you the services package you get for supporting us. pollenizecic@gmail.com

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