Global learning – lenses on the world

Tide~’s new resource “Global learning – lenses on the world‘ is now available online. It addresses questions about poverty and wealth; hunger and food; and sustainable development. It has five free downloadable sections, supported by over 80 additional downloads, and is available in both English and Spanish. The resource shares work from Tide~’s three year project ‘Young people…

From bare to beautiful

As part of Groundwork’s Active Neighbourhoods project in Birmingham, local residents wanted to make their area in Alum Rock more useful and attractive in the form of a garden. The existing site was a simple green triangle between the junctions of several roads. After an initial site visit, Groundwork’s Landscape Designer produced a design proposal. The scheme…

Wildlife Gardening Forum

Thanks to LEEF for alerting us to the Wildlife Gardening Forum International Conference on Wednesday 23rd November at the Natural History Museum in London. This is a ground-breaking (literally and metaphorically speaking) conference and will involve speakers from Germany, Belgium, Holland, Ireland and the UK, addressing  the theme of “What European Wildlife and Nature Gardeners can learn…

Wildlife Watch

This October, Wildlife Watch is  everybody to take action to help their neighbourhood bats. From planting insect-friendly plants, to building bat boxes, there’s a little something everyone can do.  It also has a competition: share insect-friendly plant displays for the chance to win great prizes, including a holiday with Forest Holidays, and a bat detector. Click here for…

LEEF Updates

LEEF has an update on recent research: A recent study into the impacts of pond management intensity, function and environmental variables on urban pond biodiversity of ponds in Stockholm has investigated which factors impact most on the level of biodiversity in urban ponds, as indicated by species richness of aquatic insects. The study suggests that varying intensities…