Nurture Nature Event

Nurture Nature Event

Undetered by the slight drizzle, on Sturday 20th July, we held our Nurture Nature event in the Community Garden space. The idea was to get people, who may not normally come along to a Birmingham Friends of the Earth meeting, to come and see not only what we are about...

Eco Schools

Eco Schools was set up in 1994, as a response to the UN Rio Earth Summit of 1992. It aims to give children and teenagers an environmental voice. Practically, in the UK it is managed by ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ who oversee a set of awards that schools can work...
Community Orchard Course

Community Orchard Course

If you had told me that one of my highlights of 2017 would have been sitting and staring intently at apples trying to ID (identify) them, I would have told you I’d rather get up at 5 AM once a month on a Saturday to get a train to London. However, not only did both of...
Forest School

Forest School

As a primary school teacher, I want the best outcomes for the children in my classes. I feel we should be teaching the whole child and not just how to pass standardised tests that measure a tiny proportion of what they can do. This is why I let the children in my...
The Green Gathering

The Green Gathering

The Green Gathering took place in early August in Chepstow. An old school festival, the strap line was ‘Beyond Hedonism’, suggesting that it has come full circle and is looking to festival roots: no massive sponsors or huge headline acts to draw in punters. This...