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  • 24 Apr 2015

    Beltain: Welcome the Summer

    Glennie Kindred invites us to get playful and to find our connection to our wild self. Beltain is one of the great fire festivals of our ancient past, when bonfires were lit on the hill tops and communities gathered together to feast, party, stay up all night and welcome in the dawn. Beltain, 1 May, is a celebration of the beginning of summer and the power of the life force. At this fertile time of the year dare to reach out for your wildest dreams. What do you wish to grow in your life right now? […] more

  • 20 Apr 2015

    10 ways to take action on Earth Day

    Launched on 22nd April 1970, Earth Day is an annual global call to arms to save our planet. With a focus on education, the day aims to raise awareness of the problems facing our world and what we can do about them. When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, it was a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement. Before that, there was a distinct lack of interest and engagement with the reality of pollution and how it was harming our planet, as massive industry enjoyed the spoils of success. […] more

  • 19 Apr 2015

    10 celebrations for Earth Day

    Earth Day is a day for giving back to Mother Earth. It is a chance to pause and take stock of all the wondrous gifts we often take for granted, the most obvious being, of course, life itself! Today is the perfect opportunity to get outside with your kids and celebrate the natural world around you. […] more

  • 5 Apr 2015

    Go green for Earth Day

    Each year, Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The aim of Earth Day is to build community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities. It is the largest public event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in Earth Day campaigns every year. It offers the perfect opportunity to raise consciousness of the way our modern lives are affecting the planet, and have a lot of fun in the process. […] more

  • 4 Apr 2015

    Five ways that gardening is educational

    Spring is a great time to get little ones enthused about gardening. There‚Äôs something so magical about the first shoots peeping out of the soil and then steadily growing into a healthy plant. Gardening offers education in all areas of the curriculum, from measuring seed spacing and counting seeds (maths), to assessing growing conditions (science), to reading the seed packets and writing labels (English), to finding out about traditional crops that grow well in your area (History), to sketching out a map of your plot on graph paper (Geography). Throw in a bit of Latin for the plant names and you really have a complete educational experience! National Gardening Week takes place from 13-19th April. […] more

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