The Sunflower Project
Supporting Communities to creatively grow
The Sunflower Projects is supporting communities to grow large patches of sunflowers and to share creative interpretations of these symbols of hope. It is our intention to plant over 20,000 sunflowers in Cornwall this summer with the aim of connecting communities with nature, creativity and a sense of wellbeing.
80m x 2.meter strip of sunflowers grown at Love Land Community field in Penryn. A series of community engagement workshops are taking place including Sunflower Club on Mondays in August.
Beautifully curated sunflower packs were sent to 16 community groups ranging from a community allotment, memory cafe group and a rural school. Packs will contained everything to facilitate the groups to grow their sunflowers and contained a range of creative activities to generously share what they will be nurturing. Creative interpretations and images of hope were be shared through newsletters, instagram and a public community painting day.
Packs included the Sunflower Project Book, The Sunflower Project Poster, Seeds for a 2m x2m patch of flowers. They contained all the how too's and creative activities as well as a connection to regular newsletters connecting the growing communities across Cornwall. Send me an email to find out more.
The Sunflower Project has been running in Falmouth Secondary school in collaboration with Arts Lab. ( Play the video with the sound on)
Get involved from Home?
Home Packs are also for sale for £5. These beautiful origami seed packets contain 80-100 seeds as well as connecting individuals to the wider story of the project. All proceeds of these home packs go to supporting the community packs and the future of The Sunflower Project. Packs will be sent out from 22nd April. Send me an email to find out more.
Home packs are also for sale through Falmouth Food Co-operative and The Soul Farm Stall at The Tregew Food Barn Market on Saturdays just outside of Flushing.
May 2022 see thousands and thousands of sunflowers planted in Cornwall as a symbol of hope and community!