As more and more people live in urbanised environments, there’s a big movement to fill our homes and gardens with green things. But aside from looking great on Instagram, growing plants can combat food waste and help local wildlife. On this page you’ll find tips from experts on how to grow bee-and-butterfly friendly flowers, and tasty veggies from food scraps—with or without a garden!
Emily is a writer, designer and plant enthusiast who lives in North London. She's been involved with Greenpeace for over six years and has done her fair share of direct action. When not standing up for the planet, you can find her in the garden or tending to her houseplants.
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As more people live in urbanised environments, there’s a big movement to fill our homes and gardens with green things. Here's a short clip of British singer-songwriter Will Young showing us around his own little oasis. He talks about the benefits of having a compost bin and shows us that even in the smallest of spaces, you can grow healthy tomato plants. Plus, you get to meet his dogs!