Category Archives: Plant-based Education

Food for Life Partnership: Composting at Archbishop Ilsley school

Vegetable gardening at Archbishop Ilsley schoolStudents at Archbishop Ilsley Catholic Technology and Sixth Form Centre work alongside teachers and catering staff to produce high-quality compost from food and garden waste. The Birmingham school has made huge strides in composting since joining the Food for Life Partnership, a network of schools and communities across England committed to transforming food culture. The school’s in-house catering team … Continue Reading ››

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Staging a community art exhibition

kew_1For Kew’s Travel Treasures exhibition, local community groups and special needs schools created artworks inspired by the life and work of botanical artist Marianne North. The Marianne North Gallery at Kew Gardens houses more than 800 paintings of plants produced by the Victorian naturalist and artist during her travels across five continents. In 2010, to mark the completion of a major restoration of the … Continue Reading ››

Eden Project: Exploring the freaky side of nature

Eden ProjectOnce a year, the Eden Project is taken over by ‘Freaky Nature’ – a season of fun, interactive learning activities that introduce visitors to the weird and wonderful world of plants. The Freaky Nature season features a wide range of family-friendly activities based around unusual plants and their strange habits. One of the highlights is the Freaky Plant Tour, where visitors can discover poisonous, … Continue Reading ››