The Big Annual Crocus Planting

On the 18th October we will be running a crocus planting event, this should be a fun opportunity to get out over a lunch period and meet some of the sustainability team. The real importance of our annual crocus planting is to ensure there is a range of flowers on campus all year round, not only to provide for our bees but also to give some life and exuberance to the University through the bleaker months. The commitment to biodiversity on campus is evident through the beehives we have at several locations, but we need staff and students to help our bees and ensure the campus stays vibrant year-round, while also providing habitats for invertebrates. After a great year in which we gathered upwards of 95 jars of honey from University hives we are looking to keep up the strength and numbers of our bee populations. Take a look at our Biodiversity page for more information on our strategies http://bit.ly/2y0gEbE

The Big Annual Crocus Plant volunteer sessions are open to everyone, but also provide a great opportunity for anyone who is part of the Green Impact scheme to show staff participation and awareness of sustainability events on campus.

Equally, no experience is required at all, if you fancy getting out and about for an hour make your way down to behind Edward Boyle Library (near the Stage@Leeds building) on the 18th October.

Signing up on our Facebook event page http://bit.ly/2hIQcNj and let us know which session you would like to attend  – 12pm-1pm or 1pm-2pm  – by emailing the sustainability department at sustainability@leeds.ac.uk.