Creating and connecting woodlands

The importance of woodlands Trees have umpteen benefits; biodiversity, climate change, flooding, air pollution, soil and human health (see this blog for more details).  Woodlands are home to more wildlife species than any other habitat. The state of woodlands today Woodlands are essential landscapes but have been diminished and fractured worldwide through human-based activities, such …

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Composting

Composting takes materials we often consider general waste and produces a material highly valuable for soil. What is composting?  Composting is the break down (decomposition) of organic material such as food and garden waste by microorganisms in the presence of oxygen, providing a nutrient-dense resource for enhancing soil quality. Why compost? It diverts food waste …

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Community action

Community action is where people come together on a specific project to benefit the locality where they live. Why community action is important for the environment Environmental action can occur at different levels:  Individual – what each of us can do in our everyday lives; consuming less, swapping to renewable energy, cutting down on food …

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Seagrass

What is seagrass? If you have never heard of them, you are probably not alone. Seagrasses are flowering plants living in shallow waters along the coastline. Their bright green leaves form large, dense meadows under the sea. Among the 60-odd species, there are two species in the UK – dwarf eelgrass and eelgrass. It seems …

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