Archive for June, 2016


In 2013 we brought you our six favourite TEDx talks about food security, which we followed with 9 more in 2014. This time, to celebrate World Environment Day on June 5th we bring you some of our favourite TED talks about climate change, biodiversity and the environment. We’d love for you to share your favourites […]

via Eight TED talks about the environment — One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World?

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Picture: Heritage Railway Magazine

Picture: Heritage Railway Magazine

There’s a new playground in our neighbourhood and the kids are flockin’ to it. It’s shiny-off-the-shelf with multicoloured artifical turf. There are climby things, swings, yellow wind socks on poles and a moulded plastic percussion station. It’s a prefab wonder replicated in numerous jurisdictions across the continent. It’s after supper and our guys are clamouring […]

via The Box Syndrome — PlayGroundology

Picture: Colin Garratt

Picture: Colin Garratt

Today we returned to the Dorothy Clive Gardens to see what was going on in May and to see what had changed since our last visit in March. We had to miss out on our planned April visit due to commitments of giving talks to garden groups and opening our own garden. It was worth […]

via The Dorothy Clive Garden in May — greenbenchramblings

Picture: Pippa Kingsland

Picture: Pippa Kingsland

The official blog for the North York Moors National Park

John Beech – Land Management Adviser

Currently this National Park Authority has two strategic priorities: one is to promote the North York Moors and the other is to improve the connectivity of habitats in order to benefit the biodiversity and landscape of the area, and mitigate the encroaching impacts of climate change.

Habitat connectivity features quite heavily on our Blog; that’s because it’s important to us. Habitat connectivity is the main driver for the work of the Conservation Department. It’s generally accepted that some of the most (ecologically) important habitats within our countryside have declined and fragmented over the decades and good quality habitat now tend to only exist in isolated pockets across the landscape. The first step is to conserve these remnants and then go on to establish connections, buffers, corridors, stepping stones – linking and increasing the habitat resource and therefore its sustainability into the future. These connections, buffers…

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Many of the politicians fighting Australia’s election campaign talk about the economy and immigration but the world is listening for what they say about the impact of climate change. If the rest of the world could vote in next month’s Australian election, there would almost certainly be one issue that would be raised to the […]

via The Guardian view on the Great Barrier Reef: the crisis they prefer to downplay | Opinion | The Guardian — GarryRogers Nature Conservation

Does anyone remember a series of Dr. Who episodes called “The Seeds of Doom”?

via For the Weeds Will Always Be With You — gardeninacity

The gardens at Ninfa, near RomeVilla d’Este, TivoliCastel Gandolfo, near Rome – the formal gardens at the Papal PalaceLa Mortella, IschiaGiardino Ravino, IschiaA peak inside some of the gardens I’ve been visiting in Italy this past week, from the grandeur of Villa d’Este and the gardens at the Papal Palace of Castle Gandolfo outside Rome, to…

via Thoughtful Thursday – A taste of Italy — The Galloping Gardener

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