For our latest blogpost, we want to highlight one of the fantastic organisations we have partnered with as part of our aim to help local communities access and connect with nature. This is especially important for underrepresented groups who typically have fewer opportunities to access these natural spaces, which are so essential for wellbeing.

Back in February, the Harbour Project joined us for a day of tree planting at Hazeland, an organisation who work to support refugees and asylum seekers across Swindon to rebuild their lives. As part of their mission, they organise activities to create new positive experiences away from the stresses of the asylum process.

Tara Castle, our project coordinator for the site said “We were delighted to welcome the Harbour Project to Hazeland. The volunteers worked so hard and with such enthusiasm. It was wonderful to give them a chance to be in the outdoors; tree planting is such a worthwhile and satisfying task that we can all have a go at no matter what your past experience has been. Fitting them out with boots caused much hilarity which got us off to a good start”

Thank you to all the brilliant volunteers from the Harbour Project for joining us for such a memorable planting day. If you would like to find out how your organisation can get involved with ANT, please do get in touch.

You can check out some more photos from the day below.