Community gardeners to create 80 new sustainable street gardens in Bootle
An innovative environmental project in Bootle is set to create 80 new sustainable street gardens in the town.
The Taking Root in Bootle community gardening network has established the Community Growing Circle project to link at-home food growing by local households with community composting facilities in the area to create a circular green loop.
The project has been made possible by a grant from the Liverpool City Region Community Environment Fund, established last year by Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram to improve the environment of the region and promote community involvement in green projects.
Each household taking part in the project will receive a starter kit for growing in front of terraced homes, a water butt and a caddie for collecting and transporting raw food waste to the new community compost bins in South Park and North Park.
Organisers say that adding 80 mini growing sites along terraced house fronts will increase biodiversity, support a variety of invertebrate wildlife, provide a mix of fruit and vegetable flowers for pollinators and substantially increase resting points for bees and other insects.
Sefton Council supports many community groups like Taking Root, who regularly carry out clean ups across Sefton’s outdoor spaces and help to develop community areas in parks and greenspaces, as well as more urban areas.