I’ve recently been exploring the growing gap between nature and children, and the implications for our spiritual development, and that of our children. A couple of articles and some activities have come out of it so far:
Polly and I also bought together some nature based activities for children (and adults) aimed at nurturing a sense of awe and wonder – have a look and download them at: www.aeker.com/nature-activities/
We finished another great Grow Zones season of visits in Oxford the other week. This season we’ve prepared ground for a chicken house and a greenhouse, there has been plenty of veg bed prep for the winter, with green manure sowed, and lots of tidying up.
The shared lunches have also been of a very high homemade standard. All round great fun and rewarding work, with lots of chatter and laughter along the way.
The snow drops are out and it feels that Spring is just around the corner so a few of us at hOME have just got together some dates to start a Grow Zones Team in Oxford in the Spring.
Grow Zones is a community growing project that aims to bring practical help and inspiration to your garden. A Grow Zones team clubs together to share skills, tools and produce to eliminate food miles and turn gardens over to permaculture at whatever level they want – from a redesign of the whole plot to simply helping and sharing with someone else’s once or twice a year.
If you are interested in finding out more on the Oxford team visit www.oxfordgrowzones.posterous.com and register. I’ve been doing some work nationally on Grow Zones as well – and if you are interested in general information and want to start your own team visit www.growzones.com.