Grandma’s Hometown

Grandma Yao turned 95 this week, so we ventured out to her village to celebrate with her. Despite her grand age, she still grows her own fruit and vegetables in …

Garden Update – DIY Stepping Stones

My class made their ‘secret path’ through the flowers, but quickly discovered that it was too muddy to use. They came up with the idea of a path. We discussed …

School Garden – April 2019 Update.

I’ve been neglecting this blog of late – testament perhaps to how much work we have been doing in the garden! Since the last update, the garden has expanded into …

Plenaries.

The most important part of any lesson. An outstanding lesson can so easily be ruined by a lack of a strong plenary. I’ve been working hard to ensure my lessons …

School Garden – November 2018 update

Three months in and the garden has changed so much. The children have transformed this derelict space into an area they can be proud of. Here is the October post …

Wall of planted bottles

Whilst we were waiting for the school garden’s flowerbeds to be cemented and filled with soil, we started our recycling project. We set up a plastic bottle bank outside our …

School Garden – October 2018 update

It’s been 2 months since I started the school garden project here in Foshan. Here’s the August post in case you missed it. Since then, the Ruellia flowers planted in …

Wild Monstera hunting in Foshan, South China.

Took a trip to the local lake this afternoon. The lake is called 千灯湖 (Lake of a Thousand Lamps). The lake itself is huge, with many smaller ponds and rivers …

Pothos – Epipremnum Aureum but not as you know it!

Pothos. Devil’s ivy. Jade pothos. Golden Queen. This popular hanging plant goes by many names and comes in a plethora of varieties. It is often seen in offices, schools and …

School Garden Project.

Back to school this week. Between setting up my classroom, attending and facilitating workshops, it’s been a hectic first week back. My lovely school principal has noticed my passion for …