Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Everton's Triumph. The tale of 2 cities

Druid st poppies
In March I told you about Landlife/Grow wild England’s ‘ tale of two cities’ wildflower corridors planted on Everton brow.
Grow Wild’s aim has been to transform unexpected inner city areas into wildflower centres of excellence and Everton Park fitted the bill perfectly.
Kepler plot
Under its green slopes are the hidden foundations of over 100 steep terraced streets, demolished as part of the 1960s slum clearances. It was once one of the most densely populated districts in the UK.
Ceramic houses Kepler St
Landlife, a charity based at the National Wildflower Centre at Court Hey Park in Huyton, has spent months working with the community involving local groups like the Friends of Everton Park, West Everton Community Council and all of the local schools, with residents and children encouraged to join in the planting. Preparing the park for an explosion of wildflower colour based around a walking trail.
Wildflowers with St George's church in background
On Saturday 18/07/15 the fruits of their labours was celebrated in an event in the park . All the lost Tribes of Everton, those who used to live in the demolished streets were invited to join in with a reunion and appreciate the planted wildflower meadows on the sites of Kepler, Sampson and Druid street.
Grow wild stall
Visitors, talked to staff on the Grow Wild UK Roadshow,   availed themselves of the healthy food stalls and creative workshops throughout the day.
Waggledance performers entertain children
In the afternoon, the West Everton Community Council  hosted ‘Out of the Blue’ music stage with poets, local and guest bands and performers, including Ian Prowse and Friends. That played on til 7pm.
A great day was had by all.

Everton streets and cathedral skyline

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