An online workshop focused on the practical actions your Big Local can take to protect the environment during COVID-19

Lockdown shone a spotlight on the importance of the local environment for our health and wellbeing. More time spent at or close to home revealed the importance of green and natural spaces for relieving stress, educating children, growing food, and caring for vulnerable people. As a result, some Big Local areas reported a renewed focus on their local environment and are already delivering successful projects. 

The purpose of this online workshop was to highlight environmental actions that individuals and community groups can take while maintaining social distancing. We aimed to enthuse, as well as inform attendees by providing some examples of what can be done and what other Big Local areas are doing. As usual, it was a chance for Big Local areas to network. You can read more about the session in this write-up.

We also heard from speakers

  • Tracey Fletcher from The Kitchen Garden in Kings Heath, Birmingham which combines a garden shop with cafe, restaurant, bar, deli, and live music, comedy, and workshops! Tracey will be presenting a range of achievable growing and habitat creation projects and activities that can be undertaken at home or in small groups as we come out of lockdown. Have a read of Tracey’s blog to find out more.
  • Cath Fletcher who supports community gardening and green space action in Welsh House Farm and Firs and Bromford Big Local areas.

This workshop was an online special as part of the ‘Love your environment’ learning cluster events.

For more information about the ‘Love your Environment’  cluster get in touch with us here