Community Gardening and You

An illustration of a family planting up a raised bed in their garden and nature all around. Text reads 'Community Gardening'.

In an article from our national Wildlife Trust’s magazine, Natural World, Kate Bradbury talks about how we can make more space for wildlife through community gardening.

Even if it’s just maintaining your local high street planters, there’s a lot of good reasons to get involved in community gardening. It can help bring communities together and it’s not how big a space you can cultivate, it’s what you do with it that counts. And there are a great many ways you can create new opportunities for wildlife while you’re doing it.

Try some of these:

  • Add bird boxes and bee hotels
  • Set up a community compost heap
  • Plant native trees
  • Grow plants for bees
  • Make a small pond
  • Grow vegetables
  • Garden organically
  • Create mini habitats

If you want to start gardening within your own community, try your local park and see if there are any ‘Friends’ groups that can help you get started. You’ll be amazed how many people like you want to help improve the area, and you’ll make new friends, too!

You can read the full story in the Summer Issue of Wild Tees Magazine. Become a member and you will receive your issue of Wild Tees Magazine and much more. Hit that ‘Join’ button at the top of the page!