This edition of Called to Action, small steps to save our planet, explores what we can do to encourage bees and other pollinators to thrive in our gardens.
In our own gardens, with our churches and communities, by our actions and shopping choices, together we can reverse pollinator decline.
If you’ve been growing wild flowers in your garden, gather some of the seeds and dry them. Scatter them in other parts of your garden, offer them to neighbours, or give as a home grown present.
Why not collect and share seeds as part of your Climate Sunday service?
- Sign up with ‘Bug Life’ for information on reversing pollinator decline, resources for adults and children, and wildflower seeds. Find out more
- Choose ‘LOAF’ food (Local, Organic, Animal friendly, Fair Trade). Agriculture is dependent on insect pollinators and can dramatically improve conditions for them.
- Plant these small native trees from the Woodland Trust in your garden or on church land.(The Woodland Trust provide free saplings for community groups. Please make sure you get permission before adding new trees to church land.)
- This illustrated book makes a lovely present.
- Plant a ‘meadow’ from a window box to a churchyard. More details
Taking action on Planting for Pollinators could support
- Eco Church (for churches) - Land: 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10, Community and Global Engagement: 22, 23, 24 & 25
- Creation Care (for households) - Garden: 3.2, 3.3, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12 & 3.13, Food: 5.9, 5.10, 5.11 & 5.12