Andover Trees United, the next 5 years 2017 - 2021
The Great Growing Project
Over the next five years, our main goals are:
Growing the project and putting our work on a sustainable footing
Growing the volunteer team and increasing the number of young people and adults who volunteer
Growing community involvement to develop stronger connections with individuals, local organisations and business for mutual benefit
Growing the wood and adding more trees, wildflowers and butterflies
Growing understanding of trees, the climate crisis, acting locally, thinking globally, taking responsibility and making a difference
Growing learning in and about nature, while supporting schools to develop a creative approach to learning in the natural environment.
“We learn to love nature as children, and our commitment to nature later in life – respecting it, protecting it, restoring it, or simply enjoying it, is built on that childhood foundation.
The natural world is good for us all, children and adults – for our health and souls, it is a bedrock of society and the economy, and it matters for its own sake.”
Minister of State Rory Stewart in his introduction to ‘Natural Connections’, published July 2016