What: Gardening for Wildlife in Stroud District. Create whole or sections of gardens which are designed to support all wildlife. Workshops, open gardens scheme for gardens that are created to support wildlife.
How: Encouraging people to set their gardens up for wildlife. Wild Stroud is encouraging people to go peat-free. Peat bogs store huge amounts of carbon. By using peat-free compost we can help ensure peat bogs remain intact and carbon dioxide isn't released. Less mowing is good for pollinators and the environment. Ponds and the sludge in the bottom of them store carbon Preserving old trees as a habitat for wildlife or planting new ones which will store carbon. Producing some food reduces food miles, is fresher and healthier. Using a no-dig or permaculture approach means not releasing carbon and also fewer weeds. Compost garden and house food waster reduces the amount going to landfill and reduces methane whilst providing nutrients back into the garden.
Carbon Saving not yet quantified
Further Information: To participate in the competition and open your garden you will need to sign up for some conditions. Pesticide and chemical free - completely in all areas of your garden. No peat composts.
- Theme: Nature, Conservation & Environment > Environmental Conservation
- Theme: Influence > Engagement
- Theme: Influence > Behaviour Change
- Theme: Enable > Advice & Guidance
- Solution: Nature, Conservation & Environment > Species Conservation > Habitat Conservation > Plant Habitats
- Solution: Nature, Conservation & Environment > Species Conservation > Habitat Conservation > Insect Habitats
- Solution: Nature, Conservation & Environment > Species Conservation > Habitat Conservation > Vertebrate Habitats
- Solution: Nature, Conservation & Environment > Species Conservation > Transforming Habitats > Connecting Habitats
- Solution: Nature, Conservation & Environment > Species Conservation > Transforming Habitats > Rewilding
Lead Group: WildStroud
Contact Name: Chloe Cox
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 07768 742616
Partner Groups Role: Stroud Town Council, Stroud Valleys Project, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust volunteers, Stroud Nature
Postcode: GL5 2HP
Locality: Stroud, Stroud Trinity, Stroud, Gloucestershire, South West