MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow have shared this study. It has been published in Landscape and Urban Planning (July 2022). The study describes ‘real’ use of natural spaces (which includes local greenspace) and private gardens within neighbourhoods. It found that 15% of children’s time outdoors, [...]
Check out images of this years’ winners from the 2022 Pocket Garden online showcase, shared by Keep Scotland Beautiful. These amazing gardens encompass the 2022 Year of Stories, One Planet Picnic and Wildlife Gardening. This includes Small Isles Primary School, with their wildlife pocket garden ‘Fantastic BEES and Where to Find Them (Newt Scamander’s [...]
C&NN’s Research Digest in March has highlighted extensive research on the benefits of gardening, including academic, environmental, mental and physical health benefits of gardening for children. Read the March Research Digest.
This article in The Conversation (January 24, 2022) points out that up to 85% of the nectar available to pollinating insects in a city comes from gardens. What we plant across the seasons – whether in our school grounds, an allotment or a window box – can make a huge [...]
Eco-Schools Scotland are looking for school pupils from across Scotland to participate in the seventh annual Pocket Garden Design Competition. This year designs should interpret three interlinked themes: The Year of Stories, One Planet Picnic and Wildlife Gardening. The deadline for entries is 5pm on 25 February 2022.
This Creative Conversation with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is aimed at practitioners and staff across all sectors who have responsibility or are involved in supporting children and families. The online event takes place Thursday 28th October 16:00 – 17:00