The Exeter Wild City Project aims to improve biodiversity by introducing wildflower meadows to parks and verges.
The project has received much public support and has worked with several community groups and schools. This has improved existing meadows and created many new meadow sites sown with a mixture of seeds.
Wildflower seed thrives on poor soils. This is because on more fertile soils they can be smothered by faster growing plants. Some seeds (perennials) will come back each year, others (annuals) are sown every year for even more wildflower colour.
We want to create a well-connected network of road verges and park boundaries where meadows will be encouraged to create corridors for wildlife. By trialling different techniques we can find a method that provides the best benefits for wildlife and becomes self-sustaining over time.
We have been working with Devon Wildlife Trust to encourage and welcome communities to get involved through community planting, ownership and sowing in your own garden.
If you wish to get involved, please contact Devon Wildlife Trust Wilder Communities