Nature, health and well being

Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen fruit and vegetables I don’t really want to have a cocktail of many different pesticides, weed and fungi killers on my fruit and vegetables. I don’t want to have to read and wade through reports to find them out either! I grow and do my best to buy organic foods. I […]

Dad I think we need to talk about the birds, bees and flowers! Sometimes kids have a way with words!!   From a lovely Finnish web site in English, which I can recommend if you like nature, the environment and a host of related topics in cartoons! Well worth a visit!  

Nurturing Nature with South Liverpool Homes Group Residents Last spring, I was approached to teach a 6 week ‘taster’ organic and wildlife gardening course on behalf of the South Liverpool Homes Group  to be held at Dutch Farm where the Liverpool Food Alliance and Partners run their courses. Some of the students had grown a few, mainly […]

The insects that made Christmas   Bah! Humbug! So what if all these wasps, midges, flies, bees and other insects all die out? What good are they anyway? Good riddance I say!  Oh! How often I hear these or similar words!! Well for starters Christmas would not be the same! —————————————————————————————————————- At least 15 elements of […]

WEA students visit a living piece of history-the Allerton Oak, Calderstones Park, Liverpool      The Allerton Oak tree in Calderstones Park, Liverpool, has a sign underneath it which states, ” “One thousand years ago, Allerton did not possess a court house and it is believed that the sittings of the Hundred Court were held under the […]

Workers’ Educational Association Students on an Ecology course I had the pleasure of introducing this knowledgeable and keen bird watchers group to the delights of the wider environment in which we, birds and other wildlife find ourselves and how each has its place in the web of life. The group have been together for many […]

Nurturing Nature shows how to make wreaths from natural resources “The Friends of Victoria Park Stretford booked George to come and show a group of local people how to make natural Christmas wreaths using willow. We advertised the session and George provided all the equipment and materials. The attendees were all women but this didn’t […]

Liverpool, Everton and Manchester joined up? Well I never!! See video below.                        Vote Here   CLOSES MIDNIGHT 4th NOVEMBER Liverpool, Everton and Manchester united?  Yes!  Joined together by a wildflower corridor if they win the vote so please vote! They may be huge rivals, but the […]

Ban neonicotinoids now – to avert another silent spring This pesticide is destroying life across the natural world: the evidence cannot be denied. Only a global moratorium will stop it George Monbiot   The Guardian, Tuesday 15 July 2014 20.27 BST A plane spraying alfalfa fields in the US with DDT. ‘President Kennedy launched a commission […]

Bumblebee roundabout, wildflower road verges… save councils money! Eventually persuaded my Local Council to plant this bumblebee roundabout some time ago. The wildflower charity, Plantlife, has joined up with Alan Titchmarsh and together are asking people to sign a petition to help him convince councils to sign up to his challenge by adopting Plantlife’s guidelines. The more people […]