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Woodland Management

Sunday 3rd November
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Nature Based Solutions – Benefits that biodiversity can provide for organisations and communities

Monday 11th November
Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GS
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Overcoming Conflict in Marine Energy

Monday 11th November
Malone Lodge Belfast

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The Power of Walking Conference

Thursday 14th November
Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast
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Path Clearing – 40th Anniversary Event

Sunday 17th November
Milford Cutting Co Armagh
10am

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Bramble Bash

Saturday 23rd November
Whitepark Bay, 152 Whitepark Road, Ballintoy BT54 6NH

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Climate Change, Decarbonisation and The Net Zero Report

Friday 29th November
Grand Central Hotel, Bedford Street, Belfast
£0 Member. £50 (+VAT) non–Member

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Growing for the Future in Autumn 21 October 2019

Growing for the Future in Autumn

Visit the Growing for the Future resource on www.ccea.org.uk/growing 

CCEA has developed a web resource, in partnership with Tourism NI, to encourage children to grow fruit and vegetables, explore where food comes from and to promote healthy eating. 

Teachers can access curriculum–linked resource sheets for Key Stages 1 and 2 divided into the calendar year, with monthly overviews and guidance to growing the fruits and vegetables that are in season.  These resources can support many of the Ten Topics of the Eco–Schools Green Flag journey, such as Biodiversity, Energy and Healthy Living. 

By Autumn, the weather is cooling down and the days are getting much shorter.  It is time to move from the growing season for one year to prepare for the next year.  Most of your harvesting may be done by now, but there is plenty you can do to prepare for next year’s growing season and look after your plants and wildlife during the winter. 

Activities for the autumn:

·         Give a Bird a Home! Make a nestbox or make your own bird cake for the garden to help the birds in the garden as winter approaches.   (KS2 resource)  

·         Start collecting autumn leaves to make leaf mould.  Leaf mould is a great soil improver for any size of school garden.  Read more in October and Jilly’s video in November 

·         The Autumn is also a good time to plant out fruit bushes or fruit trees that will be there for many generations of pupils.  Planting Fruit Bushes 

·         Hear how Jocelyn Brown at Ballycraigy Primary School started their growing journey from ‘strawberries in a wellie boot’ and recycled old tyres to having their own school Green Fingers Club and a Community Garden Club

Let us know how you get on with any of these activities by sharing on CCEA’s social media or email Melanie Mulligan, Education Manager on mmulligan@ccea.org.uk

 

 

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