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Nature Connection Series 7) – Meet a Tree

This activity is done in groups of 2. One person is blindfolded and the other is their guide. The guide leads their partner to a tree of their choice. The blindfolded child has time to explore the tree with their senses for 5 – 10 minutes before being called back to the base camp. A ...

Life on the farm – June 2020

We have finished potting on all of our heritage apple trees and with the recent dry spell we have to keep a close on them to ensure healthy growth over the coming months. Constant tending to our budded stock is also needed now, as well as keeping an eye out for any diseases on our mature ...

Nature Connection Series – 6) Den Building

Building dens allows children to access their innate connection to building shelters and structures, something our ancestors have been doing throughout the history of mankind. It offers a safe space, a sanctuary, a hideout and a place where they can connect to the natural world in their own unique way. These private spaces are important ...

Conservation, Food Security & Coronavirus

Before spring flourishes into life at Irish Seed Savers, we are usually finishing the cultivation of our gardens and orchards. Turning over green manures, tending to overwintering crops in the polytunnels, pruning our apple trees and setting up irrigation systems to ensure a successful growing season ahead. Unfortunately, just as we were about to get ...

Nature Connection Series – 5) Mud Play

Mud play stimulates creativity and imagination in children and it facilitates open-ended play, communication, collaboration and physical activity. LOCATION: anywhere that has space for a mud patch AGE: toddlers + DEVELOPMENT: nature connection, building strong immune systems, cognitive development KIT: water, old kitchen utensils, digging trowel All you need to do is find a space to make a mud ...

How your donations help

Wayne Frankham is Regional Coordinator of the Seed Sovereignty programme in conjunction with The Gaia Foundation and runs a range of Seed Outreach initiatives for Irish Seed Savers. Wayne's mission is to train community groups to grow and save their own seed and because of YOU, and your generous donations Wayne has been able to ...

Life on the farm

Due to phenomenal demand, we have had to take our seeds offline to allow us time to catch up and process the hundreds of orders placed over the last week. Our supporter seed order season has come to an end but any orders received by April 30th are being processed. New supporters will be able ...

Nature Connection Series – 4) MANDALA NATURE ART

The word mandala is a Sanskrit term that means “circle”. Mandala patterns are everywhere in nature, in petals of a flowers and in the rings of a tree, spiderwebs and seashells. Making nature art is special because it helps us see that we can make something beautiful using just what we have in the outdoors. ...

Nature Connection Series – 2) Scavenger Hunt

This outdoor activity is often used in forest schools. It encourages nature connection and free exploration through meaningful encounters with the environment. LOCATION: Ideally in a woodland or somewhere with biodiversity AGE: 6+ (for younger kids still learning to read, you can call out the words on the list) DEVELOPMENT: Curiosity, nature connection, exercise, teamwork, communication KIT: Scavenger hunt ...

Nature Connection Series – 1) Journey Stick

This is a walking activity that allows children free exploration of the natural world, picking up things along the way that inspire them for their own personal reasons. This activity encourages children to be wholly present, looking, seeing, touching, smelling and encountering the natural world fully. Native Aboriginals used “journey sticks” to record their travels and ...

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