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More Dirt

Project Dirt has issued its first news update of 2017.  This includes: Walton Charity & Paragon Housing community allotment in Surrey is open to anyone who wants the chance to volunteer and learn some new gardening skills.  If you want to get involved, you can find out how here. Transition Deal in Kent, are holding one of their regular…

Permaculture research digest

Here’s a link to the latest Permaculture research digest.  January’s reports included: The real revolution in America (book) The benefits of a primary school garden in Kenya (… Permaculture-based wetland water treatment (journa… The permaculture movement in El Salvador (#journal… Permaculture in business management (journal) The French Agroecolgy Action Plan (report) The benefits of agro-forestry…

From anecdotes to evidence about environmental education

NAAEE and its partners across North America have been conducting comprehensive literature reviews to explore the impact of environmental education on key outcome areas, and developing communication tools based on these reviews. Its first outcome is finished – eeWORKS: From Anecdotes to Evidence: Demonstrating the Impact of Environmental Education Stanford University’s analysis suggests that environmental education provides a wide array of benefits…

Circle of Life CPD

Circle of Life has announced its new CPD programme which you will find here.  This includes: Play & The Outdoors  24th & 25th March  Read more » An introduction to Outdoor Learning and the Curriculum  18th May  Read more  Trees as a Model for Learning  8th June  Read more Games for Learning with Nature  14th June…

National Park Board members needed

Natural England is looking to recruit 11 new Secretary of State (SoS) appointed members to seven of the English National Parks and three (SoS) members to the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Conservation Boards. These are: The Broads Authority Dartmoor National Park Lake District National Park New Forest National Park Northumberland National Park North York…

World wetlands day

February 2nd was World Wetlands day, and we forgot to tell you. Never mind, here’s a link to a useful list of the World’s Days, some of which may well be helpful.  World Wetlands Day marks the 1971 Convention on Wetlands that was established to educate people about the importance of wetlands and what they mean to humanity and the…