Monthly Archives: November 2016

  1. Outdoor education with The Garden Classroom

    Outdoor education with The Garden Classroom

    Earlier this month we caught up with Marnie Rose, CEO The Garden Classroom, to find out more about their work and how they help educate young people about natural environments and the importance of getting people outside. Check out our interview below.

    Our interview with The Garden Classroom

    1. What is the overall aim of the work that you do with young people?

    The Garden Classroom delivers high-quality outdoor education and recreation in natural environments to inner city people focusing mainly on children, young people and families.

    2. You’ve recently become a charity, how has that changed things for you at The Garden Classroom?

    Since becoming a charity funding opportunities have risen for us as an organisation. The charity status also affirms what we do – that our service is essentially charitable and essential to health a

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  2. Connecting people and the environment with Father Nature

    Connecting people and the environment with Father Nature
    Featured Image: Crispin Swayne & Paula Webb - Father Nature's Co-Directors

    Earlier this month we caught up with Crispin Swayne and Paula Webb, Co-Directors of Father Nature, to find out more about their community projects and how they connect people living in cities with nature. Check out our interview below.

    Our interview with Father Nature

    1. You run a variety of community projects to help connect people in the inner city with nature. What are some of the key benefits you have seen from these projects?

    One of the reasons we started Father Nature was because we saw time and again how magical nature is as a platform to improve communication between people, whether it’s isolated pensioners, out of work youths or struggling young families. We see such joy from the people we work with when they discover how accessible nat

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  3. Getting outside with The Country Trust

    Getting outside with The Country Trust

    Earlier this month we caught up with Phil Hesmondhalgh, Head of Communications at The Country Trust, to find out more about what they do and how important it is for children to get into the countryside and learn about food production and where their food comes from. Check out our interview below and be sure to take a look at The Country Trust’s latest video for more information:

    Our interview with The Country Trust

    1. You currently work in 11 areas of England and Wales, are you looking to expand your operations in the coming years?

    The Country Trust is a small but dynamic education charity that works with around 25,000 children every year, from primary schools in deprived urban areas, to bring food, farming and the countryside alive for disadvantaged children, sharing knowledge, igniting curiosity and broadening

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  4. Gardening events with Chelsea Fringe Festival

    Gardening events with Chelsea Fringe Festival

    We managed to catch up with Tim Richardson, festival director of the spectacular Chelsea Fringe Festival, to find out how the festival came about, the planning and preparation that goes into each one, and what to expect for next year’s event. Check out our interview below:

    Our interview with Chelsea Fringe Festival

    1. The Chelsea Fringe festival has been running for 5 years now. How did the festival start?

    I thought it up in bed one morning during Chelsea Flower Show week. I imagined an ‘alternative’ gardens festival where people could explore links with art, literature and cooking and so on, as well as a celebration of all the amazing work community gardeners do year-round.

    Chelsea Fringe 1

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