Green the Grid’s “Time for Nature” project

Green the Grid is really happy to be part of the SGRA’s “Grid Alliance”, connecting people who need support and providing practical information during this challenging time.

It’s often the small things that make us smile, and make a difference.  The sound of birdsong, a tree in blossom, some newly planted flowers around a tree base or a blooming window box in a front garden. In these strange times this is particularly true.  Spending time in the garden or simply observing nature can provide us with positive moments and help our physical and mental wellbeing.

While we can’t meet in person unless we maintain a strict 2 metres distance, Green the Grid are excited to have our “Time for Nature” project up and running.  During lockdown we’ll be sharing some of the wonders of nature we can observe from the window or the street, as well as practical planting and wildlife activities which all the family can get involved in. Whether you have a garden or simply a window sill, there is still so much we can all do to keep planting and encourage wildlife.

Spring is also a great time to start those gardening projects you may have not had time for yet, from growing some vegetables to creating a window box for the first time. There are several online garden centres that can deliver plants and seeds, and if you can get to the supermarket you might find they are still selling plants. If you have unwanted plants, or have grown too many seedlings, please share them with your Grid community!

Please email us with any ideas of what we could be doing at and share your favourite nature pictures with us on or

During this difficult time for us all, why not take some time with nature?

Best wishes

Green the Grid