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LTN Lowdown

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) are simple, cheap, temporary and adaptable means to control traffic. Where they are and the way they are introduced has a big impact on how well they work, but for years they have been doing exactly what they’re supposed to do – reduce traffic and traffic speeds, reduce air and noise […]

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Woodcraft Folk

All Things Leafy

Using leaves you find in the garden, parks or on the way home from school, let your imagination run wild! You can stay outdoors and use what you find to make some stunning land art, either on a small scale, or as big as you like – check out Dream Big at Home. Hapa zome […]

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Woodcraft Folk

Making Willow Stars

Willow stars, wands and hearts are easy shapes to make, and willow is easy to find and can be used straight off the bush in winter. A willow star can take five minutes to do, and once you’ve got confident to bend willow to whatever shape you like you can create larger shapes like chrstmas […]

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BrumTogether Reports Woodcraft Folk

Will Cones, Bollards and Planters Save our Children?

Kings Heath Low Traffic Neighbourhood has started, but as cones are replaced by more fixed bollards, will LTN bring us closer together? Last week I walked along Howard Road to admire the new planters. As I passed Colmore Road, one resident returned the missing cone to the middle of the road to prevent cars from […]

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BrumTogether Woodcraft Folk

Hear Young People, Feed Brum

There are hundreds of people in Birmingham who aren’t as lucky as us to have a home to go to tonight. Instead, they will be in hostels, squatting or on the streets with little access to food. Let’s Feed Brum. A simple aspiration. For Woodcraft Folk Venturers, a group of of ten to twenty young […]

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BrumTogether Woodcraft Folk

What’s a corn dog?

It’s corn dog season at Swanshurst Park in Billesley! My eleven year old daughter had to explain to me what a corn dog was – if you’re prepared to get muddy they’re just waiting to be picked. If you turn off the path near the lake very soon the ground gets pretty muddy, and within […]

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BrumTogether Woodcraft Folk

Getting into Nature

It’s amazing how quickly you’ll find interesting stuff on a garden nature trail. Five steps out into our back garden we found this – a tiny alpine strawberry flower.  With the aid of modern technology (a mobile) we got closer and closer…

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BrumTogether Woodcraft Folk

Making home made plant pots

Freya talks us through how to make a paper plant pot from newspaper ready for your windowsill garden. She’s planting marigold seeds, but now’s the time of year for most annual seeds and vegetables. An activity Freya learned at Woodcraft Folk, this makes a perfect garden activity, or indoors for your windowsill growing, particularly if […]