Are you aged 14-25 and buzzing with project ideas?
Apply for £500 and support from Grow Wild. Run your own creative project anywhere in the UK or at their London exhibition. It’s all about celebrating our brilliant UK native plants and fungi.
The current lockdown is particularly hard on your community it’s tough missing school, college or university and your friends.
‘Grow Wild - (Flower to the People)’ have an opportunity that you can participate in safely within the government health guidelines - maybe there is something interesting here for you? There’s an added bonus, participating will look good on your CV too!
Have a look at their website below. Here are a few of the things they have suggested.
* You might decide to create visual art through painting or photography. * * Maybe music, poetry or dance are more your thing? * * How about transforming a space in your community? * Make a plan from home for a space you know, please don’t go out looking. * * Or even designing your own fashion collection?
For people in and around Shaftesbury, Shaftesbury Snowdrops is willing to be your required ‘supporting organisation’ if you’d like to try your creativity?
Applications currently need to be submitted by Monday 30th but keep an eye on the website as they will be updating it to accommodate the current situation.
Curious about the dragon who appeared on @BBCCountryfile?
Shaftesbury has a long history and part of that history is the legend of ‘Galanthus’ Shaftesbury’s snowdrop dragon.
Grown from a single sparkling bulb amongst snowdrops, Galanthus grew up in the time of Alfred the Great and his family in Shaftesbury. For centuries Galanthus brought good fortune to the town and then at the time of the dissolution he fled and hid in the tunnels under the hill; the town’s people now chant for him to reappear each Snowdrop Season: ‘Galanthus, Galanthus, in your tunnels deep, Galanthus, Galanthus, wake now from your sleep￼!’
The full story is retold each year at the Snowdrop lantern parade. This year’s parade had been postponed because of the bad weather. Check in with us to find out the new date soon. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to everyone who braved the showery start to join our snowdrop walk this afternoon. Special thanks to our kind hosts at St James' for providing tea and biscuits. ☕🍪 We hope you all enjoyed it. ... See MoreSee Less
Shaftesbury Snowdrops on BBC Countryfile 23rd February 2020.
We are happy to confirm that @BBCCountryfile came to Shaftesbury to film some of the activities that make the #snowdropseason possible including some of the artisans and organisations who work with us. A huge thank you to the BBC and to all the volunteers who made the filming possible over two very busy days. Do tune in to Countryfile on Sunday 23rd at 18:10 and come and visit us during Snowdrop season!
We are so sorry but, once again, Mother Nature has decided to throw her worst weather at us for the weekend. 🌧️🌧️🌧️🌪️🌪️ We feel that we have no choice and must cancel the walk scheduled for Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less