Where does Grow Wild focus?
Grow Wild activities inspire people to grow together, learn about nature and give back through volunteering, all of which improve wellbeing and transform urban spaces.
Our target audiences are children, young people and adults, especially those unengaged with nature and living in urban and disadvantaged areas.
We focus on UK native plants – especially wildflowers because their species are declining due to habitat loss. Wildflowers are also perfect for introducing people who haven’t sown seeds before to the joys of growing, pollinators and the vibrancy of nature.
Grow Wild also focuses on UK fungi because they’re vital to biodiversity but are often underappreciated. Grow Wild is raising the understanding of and profile of fungi as a fundamental part of the natural world we need to cherish and protect.
Without the UK’s plants and fungi, there would be less colour in our lives and less food and shelter for bees and other wildlife. Grow Wild creates opportunities for people to discover the importance of native species in their own lives, while also building community connections and enhancing wellbeing.
How can I take positive actions?
For individuals and groups, opportunities are announced on the Grow Wild website.
Please sign up to our e-newsletter and look out for posts on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels. You may also hear from us directly or through one of our wonderful partner organisations.
Discover Grow Wild activities and events running online and near you across the UK. Our activities include wildflower seed kits, youth-led creative projects, community-led projects, grow-your-own fungus labs, networking and training events, and digital engagement.