JACKPINE is delighted to announce we’re working with Bosco Society – a supported living charity in Bootle, Liverpool – to create a new green space.
The project aims to boost mental health, biodiversity, and aesthetics by creating a new ‘green wall’, and ‘green’ railings which involves planting numerous plants on wall and railings.
Bosco Chairman, Alan Matthews, said: “We’re really excited about this new venture. Anything we can do to reduce carbon emissions has got to be important and Tom has the vision and enthusiasm to make this work. We hope that our consortium partners in SSHG will join us in identifying sites for green walls and planting more trees.”
So what are the benefits of ‘green’ walls?
We asked Jackpine founder, Tom Lees: “There are numerous benefits for green or living walls on buildings. They restore the link between humans and nature that has become an ever-increasing issue in urban areas. They are aesthetically pleasing, and the benefits of being near nature and vegetation have been proven to help improve our overall wellbeing and mental health.”
Tom added: “They also have multiple environmental benefits such as removing air pollutants from the surrounding air space, they help insulate a building and regulate surrounding temperatures, and can improve local biodiversity”.
COVID-19 rules pending, we’re hoping to complete the project in Summer 2021. We are currently looking for volunteers for the day so if you are interested please email [email protected].