Living with the Land

Living With The Land is a new series of nine short films that are free to view and distribute.  You can watch the first two films here.  The first explores Martin Crawford’s 25 year old forest garden in Devon, and the second discovers the beauty of natural building techniques. Produced by Permaculture People, the films show…

Maize on Sunday

Did you catch BBC One’s Countryfile last Sunday? Soil Association, CEO, Helen Browning discussed maize growing in the UK, and the problems this causes.  This year is the UN’s International Year of Soils and the Soil Association is campaigning for soil health and preservation to be taken seriously. Coincidentally (or not), the environmental damage maize crops can have on our soils and…

Monbiot on Re-wilding

Our book review feature at the moment is George Monbiot’s Feral. Monbiot had a related article in last week’s Guardian … “Let’s make Britain wild again and find ourselves in nature” This offers a quick summary of the arguments, and begins in his characteristically engaging style: “When the robin was voted the UK’s national bird last month, we chose to celebrate…

Developing character outside the classroom

There is less than a week left to benefit from the early bird discount for the CLOtC Conference 2015: Developing Character Outside the Classroom.  Book today for only £160 (standard full price £180), or join CLOtC and save a further £45. During the day, delegates will hear Bus Stop Pre School talk about their journey to achieving LOtC Mark Gold, and listen…

A Nature-based Plant and Games Day

In Ringmer, on September 23rd,  Marina Robb, Director and co-author of ‘Learning with Nature’ will run a CPD event that will … “equip you to safely inspire young people to build their own knowledge of plants, with games and activities linked to the curriculum.”   The training is for teachers and TAs and Forest School practitioners. More detail is…

Eco-schools in Bruton

Are you a teacher in / around Somerset who is interested in sustainability and the environment? If so, Eco-school’s Roadshow on September 15th at Bruton School for Girls may be just for you. The event will bring together teachers, sustainability education professionals and the Keep Britain Tidy Eco-schools team.  It will explore the learning benefits that Eco-schools…