How We Can Help

We specialise in support for schools, nurseries, colleges, alternative provisions,  care farms and community gardens that use gardening and animal care for either learning or wellbeing of young people. This can be online, in person or a bespoke combination of the two.  

Consulting

Sometimes, all you need is a critically supportive (and qualified!) ear to run through your ideas, your planning, resources or operations. With our experience of teaching, project management, legislation, risk assessment, community engagement, staff and volunteer engagement and, of course, horticulture and farming, we can evaluate your project, offer feedback and help you plan the next steps. This can start with a one-off session or be an ongoing package to suit you.

Continual Professional Development

Giving your team the skills and confidence to deliver exciting activities to young people around plants and animals is what we do best! We are proud of our combined expertise in education, wellbeing and behaviour management alongside project management, people management and gardening and animal care. 

Advice and troubleshooting

We know that plants and animals in your setting brings its own set of challenges, from term time growing to engaging staff. Our qualified team, with many years of experience in this specialist area can help you manage these challenges and get the most of every aspect of your project.

Quality Assurance and Best Practice

From addressing OFSTED outcomes through your project to ensuring you are forward- thinking in everything you do (from environmentally- friendly growing, conservation, biodiversity, animal welfare), we can look at it all, linked to real, meaningful  experiences and progress for your students.

Our growing methods are all based on regenerative, organic, permaculture, eco-friendly principles. Our animal care support aims to be to the highest welfare standards, as animal- centred as it is people- driven. We believe that all human- animal interactions should be beneficial to both and every animal should lead a life worth living at all times.

Project Planning and Development

Knowing where to start can be onerous: funding, design, stakeholder engagement... from choosing the right plants to how to manage outdoor learning. Sometimes a neglected project needs reviving or a thriving project wants to move to the next level. Helping you put your time and resources into the right things first time can really energise your project.  

Bespoke, Flexible and Adaptable

Every project is different. We offer an individual approach to your setting, we listen to your needs and help you build the vision you have. Support can be matched to your budget and availability. Our well- received online support means we can help you wherever you are. If we can reach you, we can offer in person support and if we are not, we can refer you to our network of amazing practitioners! 

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