Read the 2024 Nature Nurtures Anthology & Watch the Nature Nurtures Short Films


Watch the Nature Nurtures Short Films created by young people who took part on the project:

Nature Nurtures is a two-year project led by London Wildlife Trust in partnership with us at Spread the Word, Black Girls Hike CIC and London Youth. Since summer 2022, the project has offered lots of free creative and conservation opportunities for young people aged 16 – 25 in London, led by leading & award-winning writers and artists.

As part of the project, young people worked with filmmaker Mmloki Chrystie to create short film poems across different natural spaces and reserves in London, featuring some of their writing. Young people were also invited to contribute writing, photography and other creative expressions inspired by their experiences in nature and the wildlife of London to the 2024 Nature Nurtures anthology.

Closing this chapter of the Nature Nurtures project, the film poems and anthology celebrate the voices of creative young people in London and shines a dazzling light on their perspectives on the natural world. We hope you enjoy them.

Nature Nurtures is supported by funds awarded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, via the Volunteering Futures Fund distributed by Arts Council England.

Image (C) Eleanor Church.

Published: Monday 25 March 2024