the urban wild project
The Urban Wild Project was set up to green roofs of businesses in Herne Hill. Urban greening is essential to help London adapt to climate change. There is a growing recognition that green roofs are an effective way of improving the environment in which we live.
A project on this scale can make a real difference to our local air quality, help combat rises in temperature, absorb storm water run off, reducing flooding in the area, and provide places for wildlife such as bees, butterflies and beetles to live, feed and nest.
We have funding for the first stage and the project is gaining momentum all the time!
Please support us / contact
People have been incredibly generous with their energy, support,
expertise and advice but we are always looking for more supporters. If you are interested in getting involved in this project or starting similar ventures in other areas we would like to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Project 01: Green Roofs : Railton Road / Norwood Road
We are planning to install approximately thirty green roofs on non-residential roofs in Herne Hill. These will be on the shops along Norwood, Croxted and Railton Roads. For full details please visit the Projects: Green Roofs page.
News and Events
• Read new blog about the 'Herne Hill Highline' by Dusty Gedge (President of European Federation of Green Roof Asociations)
• We have now got planning permission from Southwark and met recently to discuss the finer details of the first installation with all the relevant parties. The first roof will be going in shortly....
• Read Owen Davies blog about our Green Up festival and sustainable urban drainage (and check out our billboards -thanks Jonny!)
• Our first interview!
• We have found a home for the tea plantation - thanks for all your suggestions. The wonderful Sydenham Garden, an award winning charity who provides horticultural opportunities for people coping with ill-health, are the proud new owners. Cuppa anyone?
• Twitter account coming soon...