In 2014, River of Flowers grows even more wild!
About us: how we are growing!
River of Flowers is growng even more WILD in 2014 thanks to Artists Project Earth.
HELP US FEED THE BEES THAT FEED US!
Tales of the City: Journey to America is our latest Wild City Blog - a tiny taster of our search for innovative and inspiring projects in five North American cities supported by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
Read the full report here: Growing Wild and Edible Plants in the Urban Landscape.
THANKS TO EVERYONE MAKING THE CITY A BETTER PLACE FOR POLLINATORS, PLANTS AND PEOPLE!
The 'river' in River of Flowers is an evocative way of describing the planting of urban meadows in 'trails' or 'rivers' of floral forage and habitat for bees, butterflies and other insect pollnators. It describes the flight path of the pollinators as much as it does the flow of wildflowers.
An urban meadow is our term for a diverse collection of native wildflowers, even wild flowering trees, and their pollinators growing in any viable urban space from balconies to bus stops, community gardens to churchyards, farms to flyovers, pavements to parks, orchards to overpasses and roofs to roundabouts, all creating routes and even bridges for bees!
A bee has no borders or boundaries. It does not distinguish between wildflowers or cultivated edibles, between public or private land, and between wildflower gardens or what has sprung up naturally. Wherever a wildflower grows and a bee can forage, there is the River of Flowers.
Image taken from the Highline Walking Tour © Friends of the Highline