George Pilkington is Nurturing Nature

George Pilkington is Nurturing Nature

Biography: George Pilkington, Director Nurturing Nature Ltd,  MSc. In Countryside Management, Cert Ed

George Pilkington, through his company Nurturing Nature Ltd (est. 2000), successfully integrates being an environmental educationist,  researcher and inventor. After years of painstaking wild bee observations and experimentations,  “ Inspired by nature, driven by science”, as well as his very successful award winning wormeries, George created the award winning Nurturing Nature Bumblebee Nest Box and Solitary Bee Nest Box. In light of the dramatic decline in the wild bee populations, George has concentrated on researching the behaviour of bumblebees and in particular, Red mason bees, to gain insights into how populations could be increased. Action to arrest this decline has led to the delivery of inspiring presentations to a wide range of audiences and the invention of innovative and educational bee boxes. He is the author of two popular books and since the mid 1980s has been a keen, enthusiastic and practising organic and wildlife gardener, subjects he has taught on behalf of several NW colleges, adult educational establishments and also to school children. He wrote the first accredited Organic and Wildlife Gardening in Course in the UK.

Watch my wildlife gardening videos       Available for talks/presentations/workshops 

George Pilkington Nurturing Nature on top table at the Soil Association AGM 2014

 

Clients and customers include, Kew Gardens, Chester Zoo, National Trust, Wildlife Trusts, Universities, researchers, schools, gardeners, Merseyside and Cheshire Fire Brigade, honeybee keepers, Environment Agency, Co-op Bank, BBC Springwatch and more!

Giving a presentation at the Soil Association AGM 2014

Inspiring and informative talks are given by George Pilkington, on the ecology and challenges facing Wild Bees – the iconic Bumblebees and the largely unnoticed Solitary Bees, both of which are most significant pollinators in the UK. The talks, both here and abroad, on bumblebee and solitary bees, are multi-dimensional consisting of lively talking, striking visual images, discussion and the suggestion of practical tasks that people interested in the environment and  wildlife gardening can undertake themselves to attract and protect wild bees. George brings everything along that is needed for an effective and interesting learning experience. Other talks are available.

If you are interested in a stimulating talk please contact me by letter, telephone or email, details below.

Find out more about wildlife, nature and environmental education, talks and teaching sessions.

 

Bumblebee and Solitary Bee Nest Boxes

Bumblebee Nest Box  ” Inspired by nature, driven by science”

Bumblebee Nest Box

The Nurturing Nature Bumblebee Nest Box is a real game changer from the usual bumblebee nest box bringing educational features and fun watching bumblebees at work. What could be better?

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Prof. Dave Goulson’s tweet Mar 2014

In the design of the bumblebee box nearly everything has been thought of, so I can really recommend it. This is one of the very best bumblebee nest boxes I have ever seen. So if you only prepare the nesting material properly you have a pretty high chance to get a bumblebee nest in the hive. But you also need to have nest searching bumblebee queens in your area and place the box so the queens do find the nest box.

Read the full review  By Atle Mjelde, bumblebee biologist, Norway

“This is the Rolls Royce of nestboxes. It comes complete with all you will need, most importantly the nesting material. I have yet to see a better designed nest box” from the bumblebee.org site.

Read more about the Nurturing Nature Bumblebee Nest Boxes

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More stock with design improvements expected late 2014, contact me for overseas prices  BACS or cheque also taken.

 

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Solitary Bee Nest Box  ” Inspired by nature, driven by science”

Solitary Bee Nest Box

The Nurturing Nature Solitary Bee Observation Nest Boxes are specifically designed for smaller native bees, like the Red Mason and Leaf Cutter bee.

The Solitary Bee Boxes have two unique viewing panels letting you safely follow the life-cycle of the bees with minimal disturbance, ideal for schools, homes, nature reserves and environment centres.

Read more about the Nurturing Nature Solitary Bee Nest Boxes

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See the new Orchard solitary bee observation nest box for schools, orchards, fruit growers, allotments with video

Bee Nest Box Accessories

Bee Nest Box Accessories

Find out more about accessories and extras for your Nurturing Nature Bumblebee Bee Nest Box

Find out more about accessories and extras for your Nurturing Nature Solitary Bee Nest Box


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Wormeries

Maxi Waste Buster Wormery

Waste Buster Wormery Maxi

The Nurturing Nature Waste Buster Wormery is fun and easy to use, offering continual interest and fascination with free compost as a reward!

Producing excellent worm compost, the Waste Buster Wormery is specifically designed to care for your worm composting process.

Coupled with the Composting with Worms book the Waste Buster Wormery is the perfect way to reduce your waste and produce excellent compost for your garden!

Find out more about the Nurturing Nature Waste Buster Wormery
New stock mid November  for prices: T: 01925 452819
E: nurturing-nature@virginmedia.com

Super Maxi Waste Buster Wormery

Waste Buster Super Maxi Wormery

The Nurturing Nature Waste Buster Super Maxi Wormery is larger than the Maxi and ideal for schools, environmental educators, small catering outlets and B&Bs.

All Waste Buster Wormeries keep a more constant temperature than modern plastic wormeries, meaning you won’t have to replace worms lost due to sudden temperature changes.

Organic waste goes in at the top and quality compost can be harvested on a regular basis

 

Find out more about the Nurturing Nature WasteBuster Wormery

New stock mid November  for prices: T: 01925 452819
E: nurturing-nature@virginmedia.com

Waste Buster Worm Tower in stock

Waste Buster worm tower

The Nurturing Nature Waste Buster Worm Tower houses worms in your soil as they feed upon your kitchen waste fertilising as they move in and out as well as inside the tower. More information/prices etc., here

Placed directly into your flower or vegetable bed the Waste Buster Worm Tower works by allowing worms free-range in your soil. When organic waste goes into the tower worms break it down into lovely compost and spread it throughout the bed as they move around freely in their natural home.

What better way to reduce your waste, bring nutrients to your soil and feed your worms!
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Books by George Pilkington

Books by George Pilkington

Gardening for Wildlife

“An eminently simple, straightforward guide to making your garden better for wildlife.”
“Gardening For Wildlife is a model of what a ‘how-to’ book should be.”

Composting with Worms

“Without this book I would be a rubbish worm-keeper and recycler, with it I’ve gained great knowledge and kept my worms alive, recycled successfully, bred loads of babies…so many mistakes avoided thanks to this book.”


Payment Methods

Green Apple Award 2012All payments are taken through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account to purchase any of the Nurturing Nature products through Paypal.
Other payment methods are available.
BACS
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Send a cheque for the full amount of the products you require to the address below. Make the cheque payable to Nurturing Nature Ltd.

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  • Full name
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Once your cheque has cleared your products will be sent.
Nurturing Nature Ltd, 28 Ringwood Close, Gorse Covert, Warrington, WA3 6TQ
T: 01925 452819
E: nurturing-nature@virginmedia.com

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot take orders over the phone
as I do not have a card terminal in the office
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All bee boxes, wormeries and the worm tower from Nurturing Nature are Registered Designs.