Since the launch of this project, it has generated incredible interest – from botanists, nature enthusiasts, journalists, to local councillors or planning advisors.
Based on my experience in other countries, I have many exciting ideas to develop this project and raise awareness on the importance of our urban “weeds”. I am currently working on a book project, on an easy identification guide that could be used by everyone (including schools!) and on guidance documents that could be used by local authorities. I have started discussing with several councils in London, and hope to provide useful advice when it comes to reducing their herbicide use. Finally, I would like to propose a series of events, talks and “weed walks”, for residents associations, community groups and schools, as I’d love people to understand the natural world that lays around them.
I do not currently hold funding to achieve this and I am therefore limited by the fact that I have to achieve a lot on my volunteer time. I do also have costs associated to the project – web hosting, attendance to meetings and events etc
- If you have suggestions of funding opportunities for my project, or if you work for an organisation, and would like to collaborate with me, please do get in touch.
- If you’d like to get one of the project’s dandelion badges, do let me know. They proved very popular at the launch (as seen below)!
- You could also buy me a coffee on Ko-fi 🙂
Any help is very much appreciated!