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AI is a hot topic- but will it work?

Sadaf Rasheed04 Jun 2024

Sadaf Rasheed reflects on the role that AI might play in solving problems of litter and incomplete data and whether it can empower community action to address these.

Using AI to visualise the impact of our local environmental action

Joanna Watson21 May 2024

Fenella Corrin talks to Joanna Watson about her reflections on our recent AI Lab and how she’s taking her idea forward.

Sound - a key to collective imagination

Joanna Watson08 Apr 2024

Joanna Watson and artist Adah Parris explore the role of sound art in forging a closer relationship with nature and place.

What next for Money Movers?

Mary Stevens25 Mar 2024

What we’ve learned over the past 5 years delivering Money Movers with Huddlecraft and why now’s the time to pause and reflect.

An exciting future for Postcode Gardening.

Joanna Watson19 Mar 2024

As the Postcode Gardener programme scales up, Ciaran Biggins and Joanna Watson share reflections as it transitions from its pilot phase.

Wanted – freelance mentor for AI and community action lab

Mary Stevens27 Nov 2023

We are looking for a freelance mentor to support our upcoming lab on AI and community action.

AI and community action – invite to join our experiments lab

Mary Stevens15 Nov 2023

Join us for a 3-month practical learning journey exploring how communities can use AI to work together to address environmental challenges in their neighbourhoods.

How might we influence AI for good?

Mary Stevens23 Aug 2023

Mary Stevens ponders on where the power lies to influence the future direction of AI for the good of planet and people.

How Oxford City Farm helped refugees connect with nature

Dot Tiwari30 Jan 2023

Dot Tiwari shares her reflections from organising a workshop funded by Friends of the Earth.

How Kingsmeadow helps their community connect with nature.

Joanna Watson11 Jan 2023

We capture some reflections from Catherine Sama during conversations about the project part-funded by Friends of the Earth.

How micro-granting can catalyse grassroots innovation

Mary Stevens, Experiments Programme Manager10 Jan 2023

Our Local Nature Innovation fund was an opportunity to try out a new approach to catalysing innovation. We explain why micro-granting is a useful tool for NGOs looking to nurture grassroots change.

How Mountford rekindled community growing skills

Mandy Holden03 Jan 2023

We capture some reflections from Rose Gibbs during conversations about the project part-funded by Friends of the Earth.

What we learned from running a seed fund

Mandy Holden15 Dec 2022

We share our reflections on how to create an inclusive funding space geared towards experimentation and learning.

How to create safe and inclusive spaces in nature

Joanna Watson04 Dec 2022

What we learned from community organisers through the Local Nature Innovation Fund

What we learned about running local nature projects

Joanna Watson04 Dec 2022

The joys and tears shared by the community organisers who benefited from the Local Nature Innovation Fund.