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Homes for Wildlife – The 10% Challenge with Jordans Cereals

Encouraging wildlife into your garden is an eco-friendly way to create a garden that’s green in every sense of the word. There are a few changes that can be made to produce a more eco-conscious garden and build a welcoming habitat for wildlife. Jordans, makers of tasty cereals and cereal bars, have always been committed to the British countryside. They are the only cereal company that insists that the farmers who grow the grain that goes into their products dedicate land specifically to create homes for wildlife.

Creating homes for birds, bees and butterflies is vital to the UK’s delicate ecosystem. With this ethos in mind Jordans have issued a challenge to gardeners in Britain to follow the example set by their farmers and make at least 10% of their gardens into homes for wildlife.

Between now and this time next year they are aiming to find 10,000 gardeners who will agree to make at least 10% of their gardens wildlife friendly. With one million acres of garden in the UK, 10% is equivalent to 63,291 football pitches! What’s more, if everyone in the UK devoted 10% of their gardens to wildlife, there would be an extra 100,000 acres for wildlife to thrive in!

Farmer and wildlife expert Jimmy Doherty presents a video giving top tips and downloadable guides on how to get started.  There are also some great ideas on how to get the children involved, competitions and a blog from Jimmy.

Jordans is promising 50 ‘Wildlife Heroes’, if they post comments and photos on their blog and their Facebook page over the next 12 months, a 10% Challenge kit containing all the tools to get started. You will be able to follow the progress on the featured wildlife gardens on Jordans website.

TGF knows the importance of creating homes for wildlife in your gardens, implementing sustainable gardening procedures, and conservation of natural resources, so please get involved and take up the challenge. For more information, visit Jordans here.

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Jordans.

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