Date: Mon. 7 Sep, 2015 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Raploch Community Campus
Photo: Duncan Clark
This free event was open to anyone with an interest in the creation or better management of wildflower areas, including local authorities, land managers, environmental organisations and community groups. It was hosted by IFLI and On the Verge, and was jointly organised by IFLI, On the Verge, Stirling Council and Buglife.
There are many projects across the UK aiming to establish wildflower areas for biodiversity and cost savings. The conference gave nearly 100 delegates from all over Scotland and beyond an opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners and to hear about successful projects. Over half of Scotland's local authorities were represented, along with delegates from many public bodies, charities, and community groups who were keen to learn and share their knowledge and experience in this field. Topics included site selection and preparation, management, and potential carbon and cash savings.
Below you will find links to the programme for the event, the speakers' biographies and contact details, a delegate list, all the speakers' presentations, and the case studies that were shared in the conference packs. Further information will be made available as we receive it.
The achievements of On the Verge
The importance of soil conditions and the potential for carbon sequestration
Barrhead Waterworks, Grow Wild's Scottish flagship site
The importance of seed quality and local provenance
Why we need to conserve and create wildflower meadows
Meadow creation through changed management and management of established meadows
Edinburgh Living Landscapes =- the drivers behind the project to create urban wildflower meadows (1)
Edinburgh Living Landscapes =- the drivers behind the project to create urban wildflower meadows (2)
Get Britain Buzzing - the biodiversity benefits of wildflower areas