To date, our dedicated volunteers have planted over 1,000,000 trees in cities up and down the UK, and around the globe. We were set up to plant more trees in cities, because of the huge impact they have on our mental and physical health, and that of our environment. They help to clean and cool our air, sequester carbon emissions, and are proven to increase our well-being and reduce stress levels.
We also work with primary school children through our highly successful Edible Playgrounds programme. Edible Playgrounds transform school grounds into vibrant outdoor teaching gardens that inspire hands-on learning and get children excited about growing and eating healthy food. They help improve health and wellbeing, open up access to nature, and provide a fun outdoor learning environment that supports cross-curriculum teaching.
In addition, we are launching our new 'Planting Healthy Air in Schools' programme this year to tackle the problem of air pollution around inner city schools by planting trees as a natural buffer against air pollutants, as well as against noise.