Eco clubs? Nature, environment and education!

Forging a bond with nature and learning just how wonderfully complicated, beautiful and mesmerising nature, wildlife and our natural world can be is a key aspect in a child's development. Without this understanding, love and respect of our natural world we will raise a generation of children who do not care about the health and … Continue reading Eco clubs? Nature, environment and education!

Plastic, an environmental disaster

Odo Tortolla is today's guest speaker, here to talk about a very serious problem which pollutes our waterways, litters our countryside and kills wildlife. Its plastic! Without further delay let's hear from the wise rescue tortoise from Brinsley Animal Rescue. You may see me as a tyrant boss demanding my dandelions and the occasional apple … Continue reading Plastic, an environmental disaster

Trees can talk, we just can’t hear it – Project Earth

Trees are not solitary plants, instead they are part of a vast and complex network, which is capable of sharing nutrients, water and warning surrounding trees about dangers such as damaging insects or changes in atmospheric conditions. This fun little video is a great demonstration of the interconnected nature of trees, and how they actually … Continue reading Trees can talk, we just can’t hear it – Project Earth

New gates made from upcycled materials at Brinsley Animal Rescue

Brinsley Animal Rescue is always busy looking after sick/injured animals, re-homing rabbits, ponies, goats and all manor of animals. So keeping on top of maintenance tasks can be tricky. So we possible we like to find little projects which Wildlife & Eco Gardens can do for free, to this end we look to reclaimed wood and upcycled materials, and … Continue reading New gates made from upcycled materials at Brinsley Animal Rescue

Stone fruit pruning at Windmill community gardens on a warm spring day

One should never give up the opportunity to learn and even experts still have much to learn. This weekend we got the chance to attend a stone fruit pruning workshop at the Windmill community gardens in Nottingham. Lead by Marc Richmond, an RHS expert in pruning who works on over 900 apple trees per year, and hosted … Continue reading Stone fruit pruning at Windmill community gardens on a warm spring day

Is newspaper safe to use in gardens and how to make newspaper seedling pots!

How safe is newspaper to use in your garden, especially when growing edible crops? This has been an ongoing debate for many years, with many arguments both for and against using newspaper in your garden. Inks used in newspaper used to contain large quantities of heavy metals such as lead along with other toxic chemicals such … Continue reading Is newspaper safe to use in gardens and how to make newspaper seedling pots!

#100HoursUnplugged This Summer

Worldwide children are spending an increasingly small amount of time outside, and an alarmingly small amount of time in natural surroundings. Some experts place the average time children spend outside per day at 4-7 minutes! Many factors are contributing to this alarming trend and disconnect between people and the natural world. One of the largest … Continue reading #100HoursUnplugged This Summer