Monday, 10 February 2014
Here at Feed Bristol we like to focus on maintaining wildlife as well as growing great food and staying active outdoors. We know how important a healthy ecosystem is when it comes to maintaining our country’s healthy organic landscape, which is why we always look for wildlife friendly methods of growing. With recent reports on the declining numbers of bees and other pollinators, we have decided to focus a lot of this year’s work on pollinator plants and wildflowers.
Wildflowers are a great way to add vibrancy and colour to your garden whilst attracting pollinators and ultimately supporting a healthy ecosystem. Indigenous wildflowers not only benefit the environment and support our ecosystems; they also have some health benefits for us. A lot of wildflowers are edible and can be added to salads, teas, jams and various other recipes to give them a unique flavor. Wildflowers are often fairly nutritious as they are usually rich in nectar and pollen, which contain various vitamins and minerals such as iron and calcium. The flowers, buds and leaves of various garden and wildflowers are also rich in vitamins and minerals, making them a fun, quirky and fairly inexpensive way to give your body a health boost.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Feed Bristol blog page for some unique ideas and recipes for wildflowers, as well as tips on how to grow and maintain a self-sustaining living landscape.