Want to know more about compost? Then The Arboretum Trust, Kew at Castle Howard, near York, is the place to be. Tomorrow, Saturday 8 August, at 4pm, when their Discovery Lecture is entitled ‘Captivating Compost!’
How come? Well, the Education Development Officer there, Dr Katherine Forsey, invited me to put together a display for their Visitor Centre. Which you can see below. Along with Katherine and me.
The shop in the Visitor Centre now stocks my Compost! The (mini-)Musical Teaching Pack, so you can have a look at it there, and buy your copy.
If you’ve never been to Kew at Castle Howard, you’ve been missing a real treat. The arboretum there covers 150 acres, and includes a glorious lake and rolling countryside. A very inspiring place to be. I thoroughly recommend it – and their Discovery Lectures, which are open to all. (Indeed, I presented their first ever Discovery Lecture, which was a moth night, jointly put on with Dr Dave Chesmore of the University of York. Find out more about our Moth Nights.)
Oh, and if you’re a teacher, check out their excellent programme of training in a wide range of curriculum-linked outdoor activities, and their schools visits, all run by Katherine Forsey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Trust has a fantastic outdoor classroom (see below), and a great range of education options.