Wildflower seed bombs, made by children at Ongar Primary School have been scattered in a section of community meadow at Cripsey Brook, Ongar.
150 seed bombs
School children and local Shelley residents came together to sow the 150 seed bombs that will flower and provide food for many insects over the summer months, and to learn about the importance of biodiversity in their community.
Members of Epping Forest District Council’s Community, Culture and Wellbeing team helped in the making and sowing of the flowers, along with members of the housing and grounds maintenance team who prepared the overgrown site.
The seed bombs were created by using a mixture of water, soil and seeds squeezed together to make a ball. These were dried out over a week at the school until they went rock hard.
Colourful blooms and wildlife
This meadow is a community space to be enjoyed by everyone. Over the coming months they will see the wonderful colourful mixture of blooms and the wildlife attracted to them by their pollen and nectar.
A sitting/picnicking space is being created around two trees in the meadow, for the enjoyment of local people. If you’d like to become a meadow volunteer
An activity session for children aged 8-14 is planned for:
- Date: Thursday 19 August
- Time: 10am-12pm
- Venue: Cripsey Brook community meadow, Moreton Road, Ongar, CM5 0AP.
Come along and make flowers out of bottles to add to the wishing tree and get creative with designs to take home. Rinsed-out plastic bottles or milk cartons are all that’s needed as all other materials will be provided.
Please note: Children to be dropped off to this activity at the start time and collected at finish time.
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