Last Sunday, when we had a brief spell of glorious weather, Beth Nicholls from Team Pollinate (University Sussex), came to the BHOGG allotment to show volunteers how to sample pollinator visits and give us information about common our insect visitors. Team pollinate are gathering pollinator and harvest data about grown your own produce on allotments and gardens in around Brighton and Hove (East Sussex, UK), this is the second year of their research.
I also signed up to help gather data for the project, although I don't have a personal allotment plot I am going to try collecting data using crops in veg trugs on a slightly shaded urban patio. Urban growing should be an important part of our food system, as yet this source of food still has to bloom.
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