BIG ISSUE NORTH: Why don't we just...have more open community growing spaces?

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Release date: 29/4/2020

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It may appear untimely to be writing about the importance of urban green space at a time when we are all forced to stay indoors, but over the past couple of weeks we have all begun to see the true value of outdoor green space. Having a garden, a park or nature reserve nearby, where we can get fresh air and enjoy our one daily allowance of exercise, is unprecedentedly important for our physical and mental health. This is especially so in urban deprived areas, where access to green space can be limited. I want to discuss the importance of urban green space and community growing spaces for people seeking asylum and with refugee status.

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TitleWhy don't we just... have more open community growing spaces?
Media name/outletBig Issue North
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date29/04/20
DescriptionIt may appear untimely to be writing about the importance of urban green space at a time when we are all forced to stay indoors, but over the past couple of weeks we have all begun to see the true value of outdoor green space. Having a garden, a park or nature reserve nearby, where we can get fresh air and enjoy our one daily allowance of exercise, is unprecedentedly important for our physical and mental health. This is especially so in urban deprived areas, where access to green space can be limited. I want to discuss the importance of urban green space and community growing spaces for people seeking asylum and with refugee status.
URLhttps://www.bigissuenorth.com/comment/2020/04/why-dont-we-just-have-more-open-community-growing-spaces/
PersonsJosephine Biglin

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