Outdoor Classroom Day with the key worker group

Published by Alix Marschani on 22nd May 2020 at 9:40 am | No Comments

With the sun blazing, an unmown field with weeds aplenty, Outdoor Classroom Day had arrived. The difference this May 2020 was in the reduced numbers of children attending this event at school. Instead of fourteen classes we had as many children you can count on two hands, but we went ahead because being in nature […]

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Rewild your garden with these easy steps

Published by Alix Marschani on 15th May 2020 at 8:53 am | No Comments

Improving the biodiversity of my garden, for a nature lover, seems a normal activity in these times of lockdown. With noise and pollution levels down, birds, wildlife and plants, all become glaringly obvious in the outdoor spaces we share. Whatever space you have, there is something you can do to keep nature thriving. Here are […]

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The Willowherb Review

Published by Alix Marschani on 7th May 2020 at 9:24 am | No Comments

A treasure trove of a find is this online collection of nature writing by writers of colour. It brings a new perspective of the world to the reader, especially in this time of lockdown. Worth reading and supporting this online initiative. https://www.thewillowherbreview.com/  

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Gardening notes in these difficult times: growing asparagus

Published by Alix Marschani on 2nd May 2020 at 8:08 am | No Comments

If you have a garden and are able to enjoy it at this time, you might appreciate a different sort of challenge described here by our guest blogger and avid gardener, Debbie. I have never had so much time to garden at this time of year before and it becomes addictive but nature has a […]

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My guide to pandemic shopping

Published by Alix Marschani on 24th April 2020 at 12:32 pm | No Comments

Going about your normal business of shopping, even for the basics during the pandemic requires organisation, effort and a bit of humour. On the positive, it has become an opportunity to change shopping habits and get to know what’s available locally. The internet has shown its worth in reaching businesses both locally and across the […]

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Getting your Vitamin N during lockdown

Published by Alix Marschani on 16th April 2020 at 8:01 am | No Comments

Just because you are spending amost of your waking hours indoors does not mean you can neglect your daily dose of Vitamin N. We have put together a few useful links to help you engage with nature from home at this time of lockdown. Would you like to help record the birds visiting your garden […]

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Loose parts again

Published by Alix Marschani on 8th April 2020 at 10:42 am | No Comments

What do you do on a sunny day with a small group of mixed aged children? The keyworker children’s group wanted to do something different. ‘It’s going to be those loose parts to the rescue,’ I knew. Nothing like leaving a group to get on with it and invent, play, negotiate and explore ideas. Afterall, […]

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