An orchard for health and wellbeing

As part of the Fruit-full Communities project, YMCA Derbyshire has recently completed the transformation of an overgrown space into a tranquil orchard. They hope the space will promote the mental health and well-being of their residents and the local community. When the Fruit-full Communities facilitator team made their initial site visit in May 2017, they…

Fruit-full Communities reaches finals of Lottery Awards

We’re very excited to be one of the National Lottery Awards finalists for our project Fruit-full Communities, which works with young homeless people in the UK. Alongside our partners in the project Learning through Landscapes, the YMCA and The Orchard Project, we’re working with thousands of young people. Through training sessions including lots of outdoor learning,…

Wild about Life! Celebrating World Wildlife Day

Today celebrates World Wildlife Day. 24 hours dedicated to appreciating and raising awareness about the amazing animals and plants inhabiting our planet. 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity is found in forests Climate change and habitat loss are two of the most critical problems faced by wildlife today and are directly linked to mankind’s exploitation…