Social Democrats Councillor for Greystones District Jodie Neary will be handing out more Bee Route Starter Packs alongside Greystones Tidy Towns this Sat 30th May in Charlesland, Greystones from 11-1pm. The Starter Packs contain a ‘Giant Russian’ sunflower seedling or seed, a lavender plug and information on biodiversity in Wicklow.
The project, initiated by Cllr. Neary aims to get as many people to plant a pollinator-friendly plot in their garden with the intention of mapping each plot to track what shape the bee route takes across Greystones.
It is the first project of its kind in Ireland and currently involved Greystones residents only however, Cllr. Neary intends to expand the project to Kilcoole, Newcastle and Delgany once further supplies are available.
Speaking on the project, Cllr. Neary says “I’m delighted with the response so far, especially the amount of children who showed up last week to collect the first of our Bee Route Starter Pack handouts. This is what I was hoping for, to see children able to participate in a community wide project like this. Many are especially excited about the potential for a Greystones-wide sunflower competition at the end of the summer.
“Over 100 people have contacted me so far and I continue to receive texts, emails and FB messages requesting a Starter Pack, every day. Due to popular demand I only have a limited number of seedlings, but have plenty of seeds and together with Greystones Tidy Towns we have enough lavender for another collection day. So we are inviting any Greystones resident to come along this Saturday if they missed out on the Bee Route Starter pack last time.
“I hope anyone who can make it and those resident in Charlesland can come along for a social-distancing friendly collection day this Saturday” concludes Cllr. Neary.