The Covid-19 pandemic has brought forward an amazing number of creative projects for people to consider during the lockdown.
The Conservation Foundation has re-launched their Gardening Against the Odds (GATO), which celebrates the power of gardening to overcome all kinds of ‘odds’ and improve mental, physical and community wellbeing. People are encouraged to contact the Foundation for gardening ideas, suggestions, advice and promote their own projects.
The Foundation was set up in 1982 by the then household names, David Shreeve and David Bellamy to promote positive environmental issues. Due to the lockdown, people have had to adapt in different ways to keep themselves occupied and make the best use of resources.
The project is hoping to encourage ways to lift people’s spirits.
GATO is for everyone. It does not matter how much you know about gardening. With the help of the Conservation Foundation’s network of gardening and environmental friends and experts, people will be able to seek guidance.
‘No idea is too odd; no gardening isn’t good enough. Gardening is good for us. Now’s the time to let your imagination loose, get your hands dirty and start Gardening Against the Odds,’ is the motto.
For further information, please go to:
Please also check out
@gardeningagainsttheodds Facebook page
Twitter @conservationfdn #gardeningagainsttheodds
Instagram @gardeningagainsttheodds #gardeningagainsttheodds
LinkedIn @theconservationfdn #gardeningagainsttheodds
Or send your pictures, videos and stories to GATO@conservationfoundation.co.uk