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  • 4 Apr 2015

    Five ways that gardening is educational

    Spring is a great time to get little ones enthused about gardening. There’s 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

  • 3 Apr 2015

    Ten of the best: gardening with kids

    Here’s our round up of ten of the best books and products to get your family fired up about gardening: […] more

  • 15 Mar 2015

    New issue published

    Really excited to announce our Gratitude special edition of The Green Parent, which is published today. Think features on how to practice gratitude with your family, bring more happiness into daily life and embrace an unexpected pregnancy. You can meet the mother who built her own tiny home (the pictures are stunning and the story inspiring) and read about craftswomen who've launched their own business alongside having children. Take a family adventure to Russia, adopt a granny, raise resilient children and eat the finest gluten-free breakfasts ever! Plus loads, loads more! […] more

  • 13 Mar 2015

    Guerilla gardening

    You walk past the same patch of wasteland every morning. Your kids always comment on it, how empty and barren it looks. Broken supermarket trolleys, carrier bags, scratchy bare earth and rubble can all be glimpsed through a wire fence. Several rows of houses back onto the wasteland and many people see this barren landscape from their windows, not to mention all of the people who walk and drive past it every day. Rumours indicate that the area is to be the site of a new block of flats, or a mini supermarket, but years have gone by and nothing has happened. […] more

  • 3 Mar 2015

    Celebrate Spring Equinox

    Spring Equinox is one of the four main solar festivals. A time of renewal, potential and fertility, it has been celebrated in many guises throughout history. As with all the solstices and equinoxes, it’s a perfect opportunity to stop and connect with the natural world around us, and a lovely time to celebrate with family and friends. […] more

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