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Groundwork in action in the East

Read how Groundwork projects have improved people's prospects, created better places and encouraged greener living and working.

Trees in landscape design

Trees can be a great asset to not just your design but the community that uses the design too. Our Senior Landscape Architect Julia Watts muses on how beneficial trees are...

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Sasha's Story: Gardening is an ideal way to make new friendships

Sasha is a final year student studying Business Administration at the University of Hertfordshire and she finds the Groundwork sessions to be therapeutic and offer a great opportunity to meet new people.

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Young people kick-start work at our second community hub in Luton

Young people taking part in the NCS project have helped to start works at our community food growing hub in Luton.

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Lisa's Story: Gardening is a fun way of keeping active

Lisa is studying Visual Effects for Film & Television at the University of Hertfordshire and she finds the sessions put on by Groundwork to be an ideal way to boost her mood and is a chance to spend time away from computer screens.

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Improving mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

Groundwork looks at how its projects across the East are addressing mental health issues

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Chandi's Story: Gardening boosts my mental wellbeing

Chandi is currently studying Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire and she finds the sessions put on by Groundwork a great way to meet new people and be outside.

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How to make a seed bomb

Our Project Officer Sarah shows you how you can make your very own seed bomb.

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Jackman's Central: A design to regenerate a community play area

Groundwork's Landscape Architects deliver new park design to regenerate the community play area at Jackman's Central

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Getting active to improve my job prospects in a new country

Our 'Get Outdoors, Get Active' course helps people get fit and feel better whilst caring for community green spaces. Here we chat to our Project Officer Sam, as well as Hamish from the Refugee Council and three of our Syrian Refugee volunteers

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Top five tips for saving energy in your business

Our Project Officer Sam explains five easy ways that you can save energy in your business

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Lewsey Park Luton: SuDS work

The Environment Agency in Luton commissioned Groundwork East to develop a Sustainable Urban Drainage Scheme (SuDS) at Lewsey Park, in partnership with Luton Borough Council and Thames Water

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Jamie’s story: It is far harder to avoid things than it is to deal with them

Groundwork has supported members of the Druglink Rehabilitation Centre, Oxygen in Hemel Hempstead to transform their communal garden.

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