Children’s Garden opens at Kew Gardens helping kids to learn about what plants need to grow

A new Children’s Garden, which provides an interactive space for kids to learn about the elements and everything a plant needs to grow, is opening at Kew Gardens this weekend [Saturday 18 May]. The garden, set in a natural setting the size of 40 tennis courts wrapped around a 200-year-old oak in the centre, is a space for kids aged 2-12 to learn about the … Continue reading Children’s Garden opens at Kew Gardens helping kids to learn about what plants need to grow

VAC Library: Open library becomes learning centre for children in Hanoi to learn about urban farming

An open library-come-city farm-come-kids playground is providing a way for kids in Hanoi, Vietnam to learn about self-sustaining ecosystems and urban farming. VAC Library is a large wooden climbing frame with various cubicles filled with books. The large wooden structure also houses an integrated production system that is designed to teach kids about sustainable food production. It uses solar-powered aquaponics to keep vegetables and koi carp. … Continue reading VAC Library: Open library becomes learning centre for children in Hanoi to learn about urban farming

Edible Schoolyard NYC: Transforming children’s relationship with food through gardening and cooking

Edible Schoolyard NYC is helping to transform children’s relationship with food by implementing a programme that promotes gardening, cooking, and eating together into schools’ everyday curriculums. Through hands-on cooking and gardening education, students are encouraged to make real connections to what they are growing and eating, empowering them to develop healthy habits. Edible Schoolyard NYC partners with public schools in New York City. Its mission … Continue reading Edible Schoolyard NYC: Transforming children’s relationship with food through gardening and cooking

Bookseller gives away free books to children in Italy who bring plastic bottles and cans to recycle

A Southern Italy-based bookseller is encouraging children to read while doing something for the environment by offering free books to those who bring him one plastic bottle and one aluminum can to recycle. Michele Gentile, who founded the Ex Libris Cafe bookshop in Polla, a small town near Salerno, told CNN his goal is to spread passion for books and a love for reading among those … Continue reading Bookseller gives away free books to children in Italy who bring plastic bottles and cans to recycle

Big Green’s Learning Gardens helping to build a healthier future for kids in the US

Big Green is building Learning Gardens in low-income schools across the US, in efforts to build a healthier future for kids. Learning Gardens teach children an understanding of food, healthy eating, and garden skills through experiential learning and garden-based education that tie into existing school curriculum, such as math, science, and literacy. Part-playground, part-outdoor classroom, the learning gardens serve as spaces where students learn about … Continue reading Big Green’s Learning Gardens helping to build a healthier future for kids in the US

MicroActivist Connor Berryhill inspiring kids to help protect the oceans

Eleven-year-old Connor Berryhill is on a mission to connect youth with the world’s oceans, creating “the next generation of ocean warriors”. The young native of San Diego, California was only 5-years-old when an underwater encounter with an endangered monk seal in Kauai set him on a path to take care of the world’s most vulnerable creatures. Now 11, Connor Berryhill has taken his small-scale activism big and … Continue reading MicroActivist Connor Berryhill inspiring kids to help protect the oceans

Think Playgrounds building public playgrounds in Vietnam with recycled materials

Public playgrounds in Vietnam are being built from salvaged materials – everything from discarded bamboo and timber to broken boats – with the aim to ensure every child the right to equal play in the public domain. In Vietnam, playgrounds are usually only built in wealthy areas and schools. But social enterprise, Think Playgrounds, is changing that by working together with residents, businesses and local authorities to take … Continue reading Think Playgrounds building public playgrounds in Vietnam with recycled materials

Kids climate change messages emblazoned on Swiss glacier in a giant postcard to raise awareness

Kids from around the world joined forces to express their concerns about global warming by creating the “world’s biggest postcard” which was emblazoned on a glacier in the Swiss Alps. More than 125,000 colourful and hand-written postcards from kids, placed together as one huge postcard stretching to half the size of a football pitch, was unfurled by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and partners on … Continue reading Kids climate change messages emblazoned on Swiss glacier in a giant postcard to raise awareness

Edible education at Palos Verdes School Gardens brings kids closer to nature

Palos Verdes School Gardens (PVSG) is turning gardens in to classrooms in efforts to bring kids closer to nature in South Bay, California. Offering “edible education”, the nonprofit’s weekly garden programme serves 11 schools and collaborates and consults with Rolling Hills Prep, PVPUSD Food Services for middle and high schools, as well as neighboring schools in the South Bay and the Greater Los Angeles area. … Continue reading Edible education at Palos Verdes School Gardens brings kids closer to nature

Road Trip: A double-decker bus serving as a “green space” connecting kids and communities with nature

In a world clued on to repurposing and engaging people of all ages in fun and informative ways, Road Trip is a double-decker bus with a difference – serving as a “green space” where kids and communities around California can learn about growing their own food and connecting with nature. Housed on the 32-foot double decker bus are DIY stations, an inspiring prep kitchen, and hands-on … Continue reading Road Trip: A double-decker bus serving as a “green space” connecting kids and communities with nature