Urban Rewilding in the North West Neighbourhoods

Despite the role that trees and wildflowers play in wildlife connectivity, biodiversity and climate resilience, Plymouth’s recent Tree Canopy Cover Study revealed that our urban forest suffers from poor maintenance, underinvestment and that the amount in each neighbourhood varies hugely.

Preparing soil by the roadside

Communities of practice

Green Minds will work closely with local communities in the North West of the city to identify willing collaborators to take a role in renaturing their neighbourhood. Through providing education, training and real life examples of best practice, we hope to grow a community of practice to promote, protect, repair and grow our urban forest beyond the life of the project.

If you live in that area of the city and want to get involved, contact us here

Project update, Winter 2021

This autumn, Green Minds have been busy working alongside the Keyham Recovery Project to support community ideas and events to help create safer and more welcoming greenspaces.

We’ve been working with the mini-police at Keyham Barton Primary, plus classes from Drake Primary and the Get Up & Go nursery, to plant daffodil bulbs around the young trees in North Down Crescent as part of their social action programme. For many of the children, it was the first time they’d been to their local greenspace and they had fun learning about the wildlife living in the park and getting their hands stuck in the soil planting bulbs! We’re looking forward to seeing the daffodils appearing and teaming up with the mini-police from Keyham Barton, Drake Primary and Ford Primary in the spring.

Food Plymouth took their ‘All Ways Apples on Tour’ to Knowle Avenue, North Down Crescent, Keyham Green Places and more! While local residents made their own apple juice, we found out about their ideas for improving the greenspaces for people and wildlife.

Alongside the Keyham Recovery team, we’re now compiling ideas into a plan for the local greenspaces based on feedback collected through the Keyham Recovery & Community Voices events. Keep an eye out for more news coming soon and we’re looking forward to joining in with more community events in the new year.