Greening the concrete jungle

Produced by Better Ancestors

In California, the Sutro Stewards blend conservation, recreation and the concept of stewardship in an intense urban environment. By mobilising volunteers to build trails, remove invasive species, and grow and establish native plants, a severely degraded ecosystem is being restored. “When you restore the plant communities, you’re restoring the base of the foodchain that other animals can participate in. It all starts with the plants,” says Ildiko Polony, the director of Sutro Stewards. The story of the area’s restoration provides hope that when we make the choice to give our natural spaces more love, we can reverse some of the damage we’ve done to them.

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Episodes From This Series

Bringing regeneration home

6 mins / 2021

Counting carbon

7 mins / 2021

How to restore a wetland

3 mins / 2020

The avian election

5 mins / 2021

Greening the concrete jungle

5 mins / 2021

Tears of the albatross

5 mins / 2021

Candid camera

5 mins / 2021

Understanding Antarctica

7 mins / 2021

Aotearoa Water Action’s fight for water security

6 mins / 2021

A better way to build

5 mins / 2021

Ancient knowledge, modern medicines

5 mins / 2021

From waste to wonder

5 mins / 2021

The cloth works

6 min / 2021

Better beauty

5 mins / 2021

Guardians of the ocean

5 mins / 2021

The wisdom of fungi

5 mins / 2021

The call of the kōkako

6 minutes / 2021

Teaching green

6 minutes / 2021

The community saying no to waste

6 minutes / 2021

Wildlife.ai’s mix of ecology and technology

6 minutes / 2021

Tama Blackburn, Waitara Taiao

6 minutes / 2021

The Eco School – Pt.1

6 minutes / 2021

The Eco School – Pt.2

6 minutes / 2021

Tiny homes

6 minutes / 2021

The Native Forest Restoration Trust

6 minutes / 2021

Bay Bush Action

6 minutes / 2021

Refill Nation

4 minutes / 2021

Backyard paradise

6 minutes / 2021

From farmland to forest

10 minutes / 2021