Year: 2016

Big Seed Giveaway

We are excited to be working with Forest Schools Birmingham CIC this year to deliver an exciting new project called “The Big Seed Giveaway”. We are in the process of creating a wonderful learning resource portal online. Here you will find information on this project, how to sign up, discuss your project or milestones with […]

Raddlebarn Big Harvest Winners Update!

The school have now announced the winners of the Raddlebarn Big Harvest 2016 photo competition!     Congratulations to the Shpanin, Forcer, Hunt and Pickering families of Raddlebarn! We have handed over the main prize and the runner up prize to the school. The school have added an extra two winners to the mix because […]

Big Harvest Photo Competition

Sustainable Life organised the Big Harvest 2016 this year at Raddlebarn Primary School with funding from Forest Schools Birmingham and seed donation courtesy of Wyevale Garden Centre. We were pleased to also run a Facebook Competition for the event in which a variety of parents got stuck in with some amazing photographs! The teachers at […]

Let us Grow Lettuce

I gave this a go recently out of sheer desperation. We had a big hole in our garden ready for autumn/winter planting and an inspection looming just a few days away. With nothing left in the garden centres we were racking our brains how best to quickly fill up the mini plot to make sure […]

Primrose Tea

Primrose! The lovely little five petal delicate flower we love to have in our gardens – is totally edible! Both leaves and flowers can be eaten, but Primrose tea is made from the leaves.   You can use the leaves fresh or dry them out and store them for future use. Fill a tea strainer […]

Big Harvest Projects Funded by Forest Schools Birmingham

We are pleased to announce that The Big Harvest event (held currently at Raddlebarn 2016) has been funded by the generous Forest Schools Birmingham and encompasses the following harvest projects this year:   Raddlebarn BIG Harvest free seed giveaway to all raddlebarn pupils Tidying, Numbering and planting the Infant planters again Funshine growing club (5 […]