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25 Sept 2022

Louth authority plant sunflowers to make Ukrainians feel welcome in the county



Louth County Council plant over 1000 seeds as part of LGMA’s sunflower scheme

Louth authority plant sunflowers to make Ukrainians feel welcome in the county

Louth County Council has launched the Sow Now Initiative aiming to make Ukrainians feel welcome.

The local authority said it is proud to take part in the LGMA’s SOW NOW Sunflower Seed Initiative as a symbol of welcome and support for Ukrainian refugees arriving in Co. Louth.

As the national flower of Ukraine, the planting of sunflowers (sunyashniki in Ukrainian) aims to raise awareness about Ukrainian refugees while enhancing community spirit, inclusiveness and biodiversity.

Over 1000 seeds have been sown in both St Helena’s Park in Dundalk and St Dominic’s Park in Drogheda. The seeds were kindly donated by D & A Blooms.

Elias Mlimbila, Parks Superintendant, Louth County Council, said: “Louth County Council want these flowers to bloom and act as a powerful symbol of our support, and as an invitation for sincere integration into our communities.

"These flowers will be a small reminder of home and an assurance of safety and friendship for all Ukrainians in the Co. Louth community.”

 

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