Here are some of the things that can help you to reduce gardening emissions:
- Make your garden more wildlife friendly and encourage bees to visit your garden by planting a range of diverse plants species. Encourage wild-flowers, these are highly attractive to bees and are usually less susceptible to pests. For more ideas, visit: Creating a Wildlife-friendly Garden - The RSPB
- Join or set up a community garden project. Identify a location for the garden. Contact the local council, or search the UK Government website to find out who the landowner is to then seek permission for your project.
- Why not grow your own food? There are several allotment sites across Harborough district and all sites managed by Harborough District Council operate a reduced rate of 50% for those aged 65 and over. You can apply for an allotment online.
- Use peat free compost and choose plant pots that can be recycled. Use the HDC garden waste service to compost your grass cuttings, or compost your own, if you have space.
Become a Forest Friend with Harborough Woodland and volunteer to support this community, not for profit group promoting and enabling the responsible expansion of wooded areas, trees or hedges around Market Harborough and District from Northamptonshire to Rutland.