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Community Pollinator Promises

by St Alban's CE (Aided) Primary School

england

15 January, 2018

Katie and Laura have secured promises from a local church, including a patch in the Church Grounds.

The girls gave a presentation and talked members through a pollinator display.

Could you plant up a pot or 1 metre square for pollinators?

pollination1@st-albans.hants.sch.uk

 

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