Place-based Learning

Pray for the dead and work like hell for the living

I have been volunteering in community gardens in Malmö for the last four years as well growing as much as I can on my balcony and window ledges. Yet this summer, when visiting friends in England and Scotland, both gardeners, my partner and I realised it was time for our own allotment. The allotments are […]

If you go down to the woods today … or next week …

Lindägelund – a new park and recreational space in Malmö is celebrating with the general public – Forest Days on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th October and Harvest Thanksgiving on Sunday 11th October. Come along and check out the community garden. Smell the roses. You can find us here. Come along and explore!  

A light exists in spring

A light exists in spring Not present on the year At any other period. When March is scarcely here A color stands abroad On solitary hills That science cannot overtake, But human nature feels. Emily Dickinson On the outskirts of the city of Malmö, in the very south of Sweden, a new green space is […]

Lost and Found

March 25th, 2015 Posted In: Place-based Learning Tags: , , , ,

“Worry is a way to pretend that you have knowledge or control over what you don’t–and it surprises me, even in myself, how much we prefer ugly scenarios to the pure unknown.” ― Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost In 2012, still fairly new in Sweden, I volunteered in a nature connection project […]

We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us.
When we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.

Andy Goldsworthy

Nature Strikes Back – Mona Caron

December 12th, 2014 Posted In: Art Tags: , , , ,

Check out the great work of art and activist Mona Caron. In her words: “They may be tiny but they break through concrete. They are everywhere and yet unseen. And the more they get stepped on, the stronger they grow back.” hey may be tiny but they break through concrete. They are everywhere and yet […]

True learning – learning that is permanent and useful, that leads to intelligent action and further learning — can arise only out of the experience, interest, and concerns of the learner

John Holt

I became acutely aware that what a child wanted to do most of all was to make a world in which to find a place to discover a self.

Edith Cobb