Every household in Malta and Gozo will be receiving a mix of wildflower seeds as well as an explanatory leaflet on how to sow seeds and care for flowers.
The project is being undertaken by the Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning, together with Environment Malta.
The packets delivered to homes will include seeds of wildflowers originating from four indigenous species: Sweet Alyssum (buttuniera), Red Corn Poppy (Pepprin Ahmar), Chamomile (Kamomilla) and Borage (Fidloqqom). Wildflowers come in a diverse range of shapes and colours, whilst producing an attractive aroma which both animals, particularly pollinator species, and humans, find pleasant.
Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia explained that such initiatives help towards an EU initiative on pollinators. Dr Farrugia added that this initiative outlines actions to be taken by the European Union and its member states to address the decline of pollinators in the EU and contribute to global conservation efforts.