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Nectar Bar for Lazy Gardeners

Posted by on March 31, 2011
Want to watch butterflies while you eat breakfast? Just plant up a butterfly-friendly window box. Here’s a short video of plants for butterflies, with a bit showing children planting up a window box at the end, all summery guitar strumming and fluttery inspiration. I found it after trying to work out what to do with a particularly miserable looking...
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Have you got an unused outdoor environment right on your doorstep? If you live on a residential street, it’s not the same as a ‘road’. You can stop the cars. Check out this inspiring video of what happened when a couple of UK mums organised a stewarded road closure for their street. Never mind the fact that children were free to enjoy...
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Before giving birth to their daughter, Mary, in 1946, Henry Moore’s wife, Irina, suffered several miscarriages. These private events, along with the war’s shredding of relationships, focused the sculptor’s mind more sharply than ever on life, family and the human body. Wander around new Henry Moore exhibition in Leeds and you’ll see how much...
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Mutant super-hero: climate kid

Posted by on March 8, 2011
Webbed feet, cupped skulls and tornado-proof eyelashes… Do The Green Thing and UNICEF have collaborated on a short video of a child evolving to adapt to climate change. If you can think of another crazy adaptation, there’s a Twitter competition (a bit of fun to help spread the word about the genuine adaptations we now need). Tweet #climatekid....
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West Wood: West Yorkshire gem

Posted by on March 3, 2011
I can’t believe I’ve never heard of – never mind been to – West Wood. It’s pretty much on my doorstep, a mere hop-skip-jump from both Leeds and Bradford. Tucked in between Calverley and Lodge woods, and once part of a Victorian estate, it’s nothing short of a little gem. It’s on the site of ancient woodland, which is why the good folk...
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