Urban Biodiversity Opportunity Areas (URBOAs) Engagement Project

We are excited that some of our garden volunteers are also members of Zero Carbon Guildford and are actively involved in this new urban greening project. The volunteers are utilising Polytunnel 2 to grow plants to make up a “Living Wall” for the event Guildford Goes Wild, the first part of the (URBAOs) project.

11% of Surrey’s native species have gone extinct over the last few decades and despite being a rural county our biodiversity loss rate is higher than the national average – but we have a plan to reverse the loss of Surrey’s wildlife.

We aim to reconnect Surrey’s habitats by creating biodiversity corridors across Surrey’s urban areas, using strategically mapped Urban Biodiversity Opportunity Areas (URBOAs) as mapped by Surrey Wildlife Trust (SWT). Working with SWT, SCC, and delivery partners such as Global Centre for Clean Air Research, we will support green-blue infrastructure interventions across town centres, as well as wildlife-friendly activities in residential gardens.

Guildford Goes Wild will be on 15th July inside and just outside of Zero Carbon Guildford in North Street. We will doing a Living Wall display, in which our plants will be housed in recycled pallets. We will be alongside many other stalls including Guildford Environmental Forum, Surrey Wildlife Trust, and the Royal Horticultural Society to name a few. We look forward to bringing many other projects from the wider community into the garden in the future.

Guildford Goes Wild |  Saturday 15 Jul, 10:00 – 16:00 | ZERO, Friary St, Guildford GU1 4EH, UK


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