This week the Green Impact staff teams from Estates & Commercial Services and Student & Academic Services (SAAS) have been planting a beautiful selection of ‘Bees Mix’ bulbs on the DMU campus between Hugh Aston and Edith Murphy. The 7000 bulbs have been planted by our Green Impact staff ably assisted by some enthusiastic student volunteers who have been getting their hands muddy to give bees a space at DMU to gather from these pollen rich plants.
Keep an eye on this patch of grass throughout the year as the plants will be rearing their heads around February, perfect timing for when we’ll all need a little bit of a colour boost in our lives.
Here’s a little glimpse of our volunteers in action.
If you are interested in finding out more about Green Impact at DMU, feel free to get in touch via our Green Impact Frontrunner Sebastian: firstname.lastname@example.org
And if you’d like some information to help find ways to make your garden bee friendly follow this link to the friends of the Earth page: https://www.foe.co.uk/what_we_do/the_bee_cause_home_map_39371 where they have loads of great resources and even the chance to purchase your own seeds. If you’re short on time and want a quicker link you can find a garden planner sheet here: https://www.foe.co.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/bee_garden_planner.pdf