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.

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 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.

Paid-for wildlife gardening to fund free community greening?

Ciaran Biggins27 Sep 2022

Community gardening projects need sustainable funding. Ciaran Biggins explains what we’ve learned in testing this concept in Hackney, East London

“10x Greener - it’s not just about growing veg”

Ciaran Biggins29 Jun 2022

Ciaran Biggins reflects on ten things he’s learned from reviewing our current 10xGreener projects.

How local projects can inspire a stronger connection with nature

Joanna Watson25 May 2022

We list the nature-related projects that will be supported by Friends of the Earth’s Local Nature Innovation Fund.

Local Nature Innovation Fund application form

04 Apr 202270 kB DOCX file

Please fill out this form to apply to the Local Nature Innovation Fund.

Helping people thrive - seed funding for nature-based projects

17 Mar 2022

How to apply for Friends of the Earth's catalyst grant to support your local nature project.