This is an idea that has been floating around in my head almost since starting Off the Ground back in 2015. It was inspired by seeing how both John Coles Park and Pewsham Park have a small strip of bare soil running alongside a rather unattractive concrete-block wall. Why not dress both of them up …

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Introducing Sammy

I would like you to meet Sammy. Sammy is an eco-bench and, following up on last week’s telephone box, this is another idea looking for adoption.* During a visit to the village of Hampstead Norreys in Berkshire, I was introduced to this project that saw villagers create ecobricks—plastic bottles stuffed with single-use plastic—that were then …

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