Three things to get the meadow started:
1. Test the soil – it needs to be poor quality. The children loved doing ph tests and quadrant surveys.
2. Prepare the ground – clear it, weed it and remove as much good soil as possible. This is the best physical exercise I get in a year! Think creatively about how to help children get fit – weave some P.E. related activity in here.
3. Do your plant homework – source seeds locally (ask for hay from nearby meadows and use those seeds). Ensure you plant some semi parasitic seeds such as yellow rattle and eye bright. Young children loved the idea of killer plants!