Grow WildIn keeping with our efforts to become more sustainable and reduce the impact we have on the planet, Shopmobility Aberdeen in conjunction with Union Square and our local school partners is taking part in the Grow Wild initiative. Supported by the Big Lottery Fund and led by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Grow Wild inspires communities, friends, neighbours and individuals across the UK to come together to transform local spaces, by sowing, growing and enjoying native wild flowers.
We have recently seen a number of large building projects be completed near Union Square, much of this building work replaced areas which nature had taken over when the previous buildings had fallen in to disrepair. So to give the displaced wildlife a new home, we applied to Grow Wild and asked them for some Scottish wild flower seed kits.
None of this would have been possible with out the enthusiastic support of Union Square, who agreed that we could use part of their land for our project.
This is the area we used
To stop people walking over the wild flowers, Union Square built us a raised bed for the project.
Bramble Brae Primary School, Braehead Primary School, Ferryhill Primary School, Walker Road primary School and Gilcomstoun Primary School.
Bramble Brae Primary School
Braehead Primary School
Ferryhill Primary School
Walker Road Primary School
(The children from Walker Road Primary School kept them right)
We had a wonderful day helping to plant the seedlings and chatting to the children about how they had sown the seeds and tended to them and giving the bees, butterflies and birds somewhere to call home. The next few weeks will be exciting to watch our little garden grow and see what the seedling grow up to be. We hope that the children and their parents visit often to check on the progress.
Finally, we would like to thank all the children for helping us, and compliment then on their behaviour and manners, you were all a pleasure to work with (the adults weren't too bad either).