Nature

Paid-for wildlife gardening to fund free community greening?

Joanna Watson27 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.

What makes Tiny Forest Caerffili (Caerphilly) a beacon project?

Joanna Watson02 Feb 2022

Joanna Watson finds out what motivated an environmental group to plant a forest in a local park and what they learned along the way.

Stepping into the future - following the Hope Spots trail

Mary Stevens30 Nov 2021

An update on how this Lancaster project brings together technology and community to highlight alternative futures

Why we need to get better at sharing knowledge and expertise

Mary Stevens22 Nov 2021

Mary Stevens reflects on why tapping the experience of activists and experts can be so challenging and how to make connections easier.

5 things green space deprivation means for disabled people

Joanna Watson31 Aug 2021

Mary Stevens explores the green space gap with Bristol Disability Equality Forum.

50,000 trees – the lasting legacy of Dongria Khond

Joanna Watson02 Aug 2021

We remember an inspiring activist who saw the connection between flood risk, tree planting and climate change – and acted on it.

Mapping land to unlock our local food growing potential

14 Jul 2021

How our woodland mapping tool has been adapted to identify land for food.

From landowner to land steward – how companies can use data to enhance nature

Joanna Watson18 Mar 2021

We talk to digital activist and tech entrepreneur Jaya Chakrabarti about connecting business to communities to regenerate nature.

Finding hope in the green belt

Mark Thurstain03 Nov 2020

Mark Thurstain of Geofutures explains how they partnered with Friends of the Earth to plot the locations of potential Hope Spots in Bath and Bristol’s green belt

Mapping the Hope Spots Focusing on the opportunity of a wildly different green belt

29 Oct 2020

How to identify Hope Spots around Bristol using data adapted to reflect natural regeneration or social amenity.

How a new mapping tool identifies potential for doubling tree cover

Joanna Watson16 Sep 2020

How a ground breaking mapping tool empowers activists to talk to landowners about creating new tree cover.