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.

Making the invisible visible- changing the AI narrative

Mary Stevens26 Aug 2023

Mary Stevens explains why it's not too late to change the future direction of AI by harnessing the power of the stories we tell ourselves.

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 might AI foster collaboration and active citizenship?

Mary Stevens23 Aug 2023

AI tools present lots of risks to democracy but could they enhance participation, build consensus on difficult issues and capacity for collaboration?

Can we use AI to help solve the climate and nature crises?

Mary Stevens23 Aug 2023

In this first blog post from a series of four, Mary Stevens explores the outputs from our recent design lab on generative AI. If you are interested in collaborating on any of these ideas please get in touch.

What we learned from the postcode gardener start-ups

Joanna Watson14 Aug 2023

As we partner with The Co-operative Bank to scale up the postcode gardener programme, we reflect on some of the lessons learned from the pilot phase.

Experiments in AI- what we’re doing next and why it matters.

Mary Stevens12 Jun 2023

Mary Stevens explains why it is important for Friends of the Earth to engage with AI and the urgency of developing meaningful checks on the direction of travel as this technology grows exponentially.

Tools for mapping land for community-led growing

17 May 20231.25 MB PDF file

Read this summary of community-friendly mapping tools to help speed up and demystify the process of accessing land for growing food.

How to map neglected spaces for community-led growing

Mary Stevens15 May 2023

Mary Stevens discusses the difficulties of identifying land available for community growing and what tools could help.

Facilitation tools to unleash joy

Mandy Holden29 Mar 2023

Mandy Holden reflects on how we might bring more creativity and joy into our working practice.

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.

The seeds of a nature-based curriculum

Mandy Holden18 Jan 2023

We capture some reflections from Darren Squires and Amrish Pandya on working in schools on projects part-funded by the Local Nature Innovation Fund.

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 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.