Where will your seed kit take you?
Apply now to transform a shared urban or unloved space near you!
Grow Wild is working across the UK to change lives and transform spaces with UK native wildflowers. It is the biggest initiative of its kind and you can be a part of it!
Your group is invited to find an urban or unloved space and turn it into a colourful wildflower haven for the whole community to enjoy and benefit from.
You don’t need growing experience; rather you need enthusiasm, a shared space to transform and a group of people to help make it happen!
Making an even bigger difference in 2018
This year, Grow Wild is asking people to share the ‘before’ pictures of their space: to see and celebrate how UK native wildflowers can turn grey into green, red, blue and all the colours of nature.
Bringing people together, getting active and growing as a group, giving back through volunteering: all of these things can improve health and wellbeing. And by creating these pockets of wild beauty for your neighbours and friends, you will be contributing to their wellbeing too.
Applications close at the end of February, and Grow Wild will let you know if your application is successful a few days later in time for the sowing season.
What’s in the Grow Wild seed kit?
• Successful applicants will all receive an ‘essential’ seed kit, which has extra help and guidance on planning and realising your transformation project.
• Successful applicants will also receive one, two or three ‘participant’ kits, depending on how many people you expect to be part of the project. These kits have extra seeds and other resources to engage more people.
• Wildflower seeds native to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that have been tested by the scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
• Lots of ideas on how to involve people in your transformation project and keep them engaged.
For more information about our work, and to sign up to our newsletter, visit the Grow Wild website.
Deadline 19 February 2018
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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.