Introducing Valley Fest – a family-friendly festival in the heart of the Chew Valley

Dates: Friday 4 – Sunday 6 August 2017 Location: Chew Magna, just south of Bristol Enjoy delicious local organic food, great music, and beautiful views at this family-friendly festival which has sustainability at it’s heart. The festival is the perfect place for children to run wild as well as the ‘adults’, and there is lots […]

Laura Roberts reviews My Happy Songs

These CDs would make a good resource for any early years setting (childminders, nurseries etc) or even for parents/carers who would like some inspiration and support with singing to and with their children. They contain a wide variety of songs about a range of subjects that the children would experience – animals, counting, movements, new […]

Resurgence Summer Camp returns!

Dates: Friday 30 June – Sunday 2 July Location: Green & Away Conference Centre, Bransford, Worcestershire, WR6 5JB The ideas, ethos and spirit of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine will spring to life again at the annual Resurgence Summer Camp from Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July, when it returns to the beautiful Green and […]

Merlin Farm: Giving a New Meaning to ‘Family Friendly Holiday’

Earlier this year I stayed in a five-star eco-cottage on Merlin Farm in Cornwall, just a short journey from my hometown in Devon. Merlin Farm offers a comfortable but eco-friendly experience, with many green credentials including recycling and compost facilities on site, electricity generated by their own solar panels, and highly efficient insulation and underfloor […]

Eva Fernandes introduces us to Claire Tchaikowski, who has made an advert for breast-milk

Back in May 2015, as part of Bristol Food Connections Festival, I organised an event called ‘Breastmilk – our perfect first food’. This was the first time such an occasion had been part of a city-wide food event, and it gained press attention. So much so, that I was invited to talk to Jenni Murray […]