Planter Power

For twelve weeks in early 2022 we ran a community DIY build & environmental improvement project.

Our committed team of local residents transformed reclaimed wooden pallets into 44 planters to give away (and we had a laugh along the way!)

This project was about bringing people together to learn new skills, to be empower(tool) and to connect people with new people within our commuity. 

The 44 beautiful planters were then delivered all over the area for residents to adopt and grow small wildflower meadows in their front gardens and driveways (‘pit stops’ for pollinators) – so everyone gets to enjoy the blooms – especially the bees.

As part of this project we teamed up with The Patchwork Meadow, a small environmental group with charitable aims, to plant wildflower meadow across Brandwood – including in the planters we made!

A huge thank you to our team of planter builders and to Selly Oak Neighbourhood Network scheme for funding this project.