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Elderflower Cordial Recipe

Sambucas  Commonly known as 'Elderberry or Elder'. From the family Adoxaceae. Sambucas Nigra is native to Europe and North America. So what does Elder look like? Elder trees are often bush shape and can grow to 15m tall. They are found on...

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Tree of the Pops

Rowan- Sorbus aucuparia The Rowan tree- also known as Mountain Ash, Witch Wiggin Tree, Kerin or Cuirn- is native to the UK, and likely to be found across Forest School sites in Oxfordshire. Although the leaves have similar features to that of an Ash Tree (Fraxinus...

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News and Nurturing – March 2018

Marching on... Spring is beginning to burst out all over. We are being charmed by a flock of goldfinches, visiting the teasels just outside our office every morning. Snowdrops, aconites and daffodils complete the scene and we are watching our patch of ransoms grow by...

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Tree of the Month – March 2018

March - Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) Scots pine is an evergreen one of just three conifers that are native to the UK, and are also found in native Northern Europe. Five thousand years ago it covered Britain in a vast forest. Now the only remnants are...

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News and Nurturing – Feeding our bodies and souls

Introducing a very special friend of ours! This wonderful man, Kev Keane, has been volunteering with Where The Fruit Is…feeding our souls and bodies through encouragement, practical help and truly delicious food, cooked on the open fire in all weathers. Anyone who has...

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News and Nurturing February 2018

FSA Endorsement So thrilled to be  one of the very first trainers endorsed by the Forest School Association. It has been a thorough process, ensuring I have all the qualifications, experience, policies and procedures in place to offer top quality training...

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News and Nurturing January 2018

Welcome to our first News and Nurturing. Here we will share stories and thoughts about why we love being outside in the woods so much. The chill of Winter gives us some great opportunities to wrap up warm, follow tracks and enjoy the structural shapes of trees. We...

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My life in the wilderness

It was a boiling hot day in the middle of August, the sun was blazing and we’d been out in the paddling pool all morning. I was 8 years old, and I was starting to create my newest masterpiece of modern art. I was lying on the floor covering my self in the...

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