Wild Bird Food recipe

Wild Bird Food recipe
At last, I've found a recipe for birdfood cake that doesn't fall apart. High respect for birder, Mark Golley, who wrote the book I'm using, Cooking For Birds copyright 2006. I've just discovered, the book is aimed at 6-8 year olds, so it's also perfect for young nature lovers and conservationists. My recipe is based ...

Stick Around 2017 – 2018

Stick Around 2017 - 2018
For 2017 - 2018, we have decided to make Stick Around a focus of our community fundraising. If you want to find out how your donation will be put to good use, you have come to the right page! Stick Around is our Forest Education programme for grown-ups. (Well, why should the children have all ...

Children’s Community Garden 2015

Children's Community Garden 2015
This post contains a diary of events and reflections on the different features that make up our children's community garden. We hope it gives a taste of  the different events, the successes and set-backs, and generally helps others who would like to do something similar in their community space. 10th August, the Keyhole Garden The ...

Zero Coca Cola 2

Fit and Healthy in Birmingham Parks Birmingham City Council Public Health department is concerned about the low levels of fitness and high incidence of obesity and diabetes amongst its residents. There are abnormally high numbers of children with these issues in our city. “24.4% of Birmingham children are overweight or obese when they start school ...

Recipes

Recipes
This is our collected recipes page, organised by season. Most contain some foraged ingredients, often found in Highbury Park. Here is some common guidance on foraging: BE SAFE: Ensure you have identified the plant correctly. Avoid foraging near busy roadsides where petrol fumes will contaminate. Avoid plants growing close to the ground where animals may ...

Forest Education for All Ages

Forest Education for All Ages
Forest Education isn't just for kids. It's for everyone! The great outdoors is a wonderful place to feel calm, make friends and learn all kinds of new skills - whatever your age. Our Forest Education activities include our sessions with families, workparties for adults, and walks for well-being. We hold regular dates for most of ...

7th August Woodland Crafts 6

We had a wonderful day on the brickfloor at the Orchard. It was looking at its best in the sunlight. The sound of metal hitting wood rang out as ten youngsters put their hearts and souls into making mallets from the cut branches on our log pile. Tony Tohill gave everyone the confidence needed to ...

28th July Foraging Necklace, Be friendly to bees

With the summer holidays just started and lots of people away, this event turned out to be a spontaneous affair. Families saw my set up on a tarp near the play area and came over out of curiosity. Once a little crowd had gathered, we played a pollinating game which involved being a bee, with ...

Foraging Necklace for Bees

Why do we need to help the bees? Bees and other pollinating insects are essential to the plant life cycle as they help the flower produce its seed and propagate itself for years to come. They are also essential to the food chain of many animals including people, by being instrumental in producing tasty and ...

A Foraging Necklace for Bees

A Foraging Necklace for Bees
Highbury has been a haven for honeybees for 50 years or more as beekeepers have been sharing their skills here all that time. We have an opportunity to help the bees stay fit and healthy by creating a Bee Haven in the park. The foraging necklace for bees will consist of several separate stands of ...