Category Archives: Plant-based Education

Westonbirt Arboretum: Volunteering partnership with Bristol Drugs Project

westonbirt_1Several times a year, members of Bristol Drugs Project join volunteer work parties at Westonbirt to carry out essential maintenance tasks in the arboretum. The volunteering partnership started in April 2009, when Westonbirt invited a group of Bristol Drugs Project members to take part in a day of voluntary work. The new volunteers helped out with coppicing, working alongside Westonbirt’s education and interpretation team and a work party of regular volunteers. “We’re … Continue Reading ››

Paignton Zoo: Sustainable gardening for schools

Paignton ZooPaignton Zoo’s gardens team set Devon’s primary schools the challenge of designing a sustainable school garden, and then headed back to school to build the winning design. Keen to inspire local schools to take up sustainable gardening, Paignton Zoo launched the Grow Up! competition in 2009. Developed in partnership with NPS South West, who maintain most of Devon's schools, the competition invited the county’s primary schools to design … Continue Reading ››