Gardens and Green Spaces
Some gardening products and practices are not environmentally friendly. For example, a peat bog is very good at locking up carbon and conversely a peat based compost is not environmentally friendly. There are plenty of good peat-free composts on the market to choose from. Similarly weed killers and insecticides can have a very damaging effect on the environment but there are good alternatives available.
Digging the soil can disturb and release the carbon locked up in the soil, so these days heavy digging is discouraged whether in gardening, horticulture or farming. The RHS is one of many organisations offering good gardening tips:
Amersham is very proud of its green spaces, exemplified by Amersham in Bloom. A fantastic award-winning team made up of volunteers, working with the grounds staff of the Town Council, and led by the Town Clerk, Steve Catanach, does a fabulous job each year to create beautiful gardens and green spaces for us all to enjoy. New volunteers are always welcome. To find out more just look at the dedicated Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AmershamInBloom/
Climate change is having a major adverse impact on wildlife, around the world. However, there are a wide variety of ways of protecting and supporting our local wildlife. The local Wildlife Trust has a vision of a wilder Berks, Bucks and Oxon. BBOWT manages nature reserves and works to restore nature across these beautiful counties and helps people to connect with their local wildlife.
In our area the BBOWT Chilterns Volunteer Group is very active carrying out conservation work, organising fundraising events and running a programme of talks and guided walks with nature and conservation themes. To find out more see https://www.bbowt.org.uk/ .On the website you can click on ‘Volunteer’ and scroll down to find more information about ‘Regional Groups’, including the Chilterns Group, where you can sign up for the BBOWT Chilterns Newsletter.
The Chiltern Society manages 12 conservation sites and has 500 volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain and improve the Chilterns for the benefit of both residents and visitors alike. For over 50 years it has managed and improved several nature reserves and heritage sites, created long distance footpaths and cycleways (including the Chiltern Way), and maintained thousands of miles of footpaths and bridleways. Its very useful website can be found at https://chilternsociety.org.uk
Good tips are also provided by Friends of The Earth. See https://friendsoftheearth.uk/groups/wycombefriendsoftheearth
- Our Environment
- Buildings (Homes and Energy)
- Carbon footprint and Climate
- Consumers and Sustainability
- Food and Farming
- Gardens and Green Spaces
- Recycling and Repairs
- Transport including flying
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We are pleased to confirm that Amersham Town Council will hold a stall at the Eco-Fair, taking place this Saturday (24th Sept) at the Amersham Free Church, from 10:30am-3:00pm. Our stall will be showing the conservation and sustainability work being carried out by the council. We look forward to seeing you all there!Read More
Earlier today, we welcomed RHS Communities judges Richard Budge and Mary Bagley to Amersham. As part of the tour, we visited the jubilee pollinator bed and Met 1 in Amersham-on-the-Hill, Willow Wood, Pondwicks Community Orchard, and finally, the Memorial Gardens, where we completed the tour. To be chosen as one of only 46 UK villages, […]Read More
Over the past year the Town Council has made a conscious effort to increase the number of wildflowers throughout town. In fact, we have sown an additional 30%, when compared to last year, adding splashes and pockets of colour to many more corners- some of which are just beginning to flower. What patches have caught […]Read More
Did you know that the stag beetle is Britain’s largest terrestrial beetle? Needless to say, we planted some bee friendly pollinators around the tower too.Read More