On #Earthday, all our pupils put together packets of calendula seed to give out to the local community. It’s been a difficult year for people and we wanted to show that hope comes from small things.
Calendulas are easy to grow and are pollinator friendly. We hope the flowers will bring colour to the community and food for hungry pollinators and perhaps get more people thinking about local biodiversity.
If people make their sowings a #PolliPromise (bit.ly/PolliProm) that will be wonderful too!
Classes calculated how many seed packets would be needed and how much seed to order, as part of census day activities.
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Absolutely wonderful idea. Love it!
It’s a great activity from Year R to Year 6 +. We try to save our seed in the autumn to give out in the spring for our #PolliPromise campaign (https://xpollination.org/pollipromise/).We did, though, purchase this seed wholesale because we wanted to be sure that the “Seeds of Hope” would germinate!