Green the Grid Launches Time for Nature Project – Easter 2020
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.
So whilst we can’t meet in person (unless we maintain a strict 2 metre distance) we are excited to introduce our “Time for Nature” project. Over the coming days we will be sharing some of the wonders of nature that 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 windowsill, there is still so much we can all do to keep planting and encourage wildlife.
The spring is also a great time to start those gardening projects you may have not had time to do; 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, share them to your neighbours!
Please email us with any ideas of what we could be doing at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your favourite nature pictures with us on https://twitter.com/greenthegrid or https://www.instagram.com/greenthegridsw18/
So this Easter weekend, why not take some time with nature?
Green the Grid
p.s. We are really happy to be part of the SGRA’s “Grid Alliance” which provides practical information and connects people who need support during this challenging time.
Together we can create London's first Front Garden Friendly Neighbourhood
Green the Grid is run for and by Grid residents in Wandsworth SW18, and our aim is to make the Southfields Grid a greener place to live.
Let’s make the SW18 Southfields Grid London’s first Front Garden Friendly Neighbourhood. Together we can transform our front gardens and streets to make Southfields Grid a blooming beautiful place to live.
Too much of Southfields is disappearing under concrete. If we all do our bit to turn a patch of our neighbourhood green, together we can encourage wildlife, improve air quality, help to prevent flooding (by letting water drain into the earth and not down the drain) and enhance our health and wellbeing.
Green the Grid started in the Spring of 2018 and is run for and by Grid residents. Its aim is to increase the number of planted front gardens and street planting for the benefit of its residents and the environment through organising planting days in the community, providing practical advice and raise awareness of the benefits of a greener environment.
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Here are some photos of past Green the Grid events. Click on the photos to enlarge them.