Our green space would include both a shared garden as well as all homes having some outdoor space or private balcony. We see the shared garden as an important space for community interaction where residents could find a quiet sheltered spot, a space to socialise or a place for outdoor meetings. We would aim to have a greenhouse, vegetable and herb patch, plus a rich mixture of flowers and fruit trees. The garden would be adaptable to allow for changing mobility issues (e.g. widths of pathways/minimum level changes and considerations for garden maintenance e.g. use of raised beds). Our aim is that this will be a space for all to enjoy.
Some ideas for enhancing biodiversity and sustainability in our green spaces
A permaculture orchard, with a nitrogen-fixing underplanting
Swift bricks and bat bricks
Thoughtfully placed 13cm holes in fencing and walls to create hedgehog highways
When we’re building, we can look into sustainable cement!