ecoACTIVE have been working with Friends of the Earth Innovation team to coordinate the 10xGreener project in E5, an exciting innovative new project which will change the face of the high street and public facing gardens, making them more appealing and welcoming wildlife and nature, increasing biodiversity in our cities.
Earlier this year, the BBC filmed some of the 10xGreener work being done on Daubeney Road and some of the footage is included in an episode of ‘Cities: Nature’s New Wild’ broadcast on BBC on the 13th January at 9pm. The programme reveals that 75% of children in the UK spend less time outdoors than prisoners. The 10 x Greener project hopes to encourage children, families to enjoy being outdoors and create new active communities focused on biodiversity and nature.
Kate Poland, the UK's first postcode gardener said “10xGreener is an exciting way to make our streets and estates far better for nature and people. You don’t need to be a dedicated gardener to get involved.
“Residents can come together and work with experts to make real differences to the community.
“There are some simple and practical ways to make a front garden look great and provide a real boost for nature. Do this across a community and suddenly our towns and cities start to look and feel different.
“Even a little gardening can provide big physical and mental benefits – so it’s a win for everyone.”
To get involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org