All are invited to the launch of ‘Creating a Buzz’ on Monday March 16th. This is a new project that offers faith organisations in Oxford a chance to create ‘bee-friendly’ green spaces around their buildings.


The project is being run by Oxford Friends of the Earth, and develops out of the ‘Bee Summit’ meeting that we held last year at the Oxford Natural History Museum.  One key call from that event was for more community action. This has been echoed in the new national ‘Pollinator Strategy’ which calls for more local involvement in creating bee-friendly habitats of all shapes and sizes.

We are looking to work over the coming year with ten faith communities, across all beliefs, and to help them engage with their communities. We will provide tools, plants and advice.

The launch is the Friends Meeting House, 43 St. Giles. It starts with refreshments and informal discussion at 6.30pm.   At 7.00pm we will introduce the project. Leading Oxford ecologist Dr Judy Webb will explain  the reasons why we should be doing more to protect our bees and the need for projects like this.

Speakers from local faith organisations will also talk about their interest in the project, and there will be time to ask questions and discuss ways in which your organisation could be involved.

We would be very happy if you or someone else from your organisation could join us. This is going to be an exciting project, which we hope will offer a lot of ideas to anyone working on these issues.

Please do come along – and if you could let me know if you are coming that would be great -