Empowering Engagement with R&Co4Generations
SUGi is partnering with the philanthropic arm of Rothchild & Co. to help deliver on their core mission to protect the planet and empower future generations. Together, we’re tackling the effects of social and economic inequalities exacerbated by climate change with the planting of SUGi Pocket Forests in Scotland and London’s Barking and Dagenham.
Each of these forests is located in urban areas where green space and access to Nature and its multiple health benefits is scarce. Stay tuned for updates on the growth of these much-needed pockets of urban greenery and their impact on the local communities.
Auchterarder Park Forest
This project in Auchterarder allows us to bring a different aspect of play and Nature into the local community.
The area was once a manicured hard expanse that was to a large extent ignored. Through design, soil preparation and planting we have been able to create an interactive forest area where open areas and paths mingle with the maturing new forest.
An outdoor classroom of 400 sq m will be created on the grounds of William Ford Church of England School in Dagenham, aiming to establish a vital ecological corridor that supports biodiversity and enhances the educational experiences of pupils.
The project plans to achieve this by planting native trees, bringing back an ancient forest on a barren land, resulting in mutual benefits of fostering diverse living within a sustainable ecosystem.