The Big Sunflower Project 2020

    Seed distribution for The Big Sunflower Project is now underway. 2020 is the tenth year of the project which raises awareness of the rare neuromuscular conditions known as centronuclear and myotubular myopathy by asking people to grow sunflowers and share the photos online. This year 300 packets of seeds containing Read more [...]


    Celebrating our Medicinal Forest Garden

    This year we will be celebrating 15 years of developing Holt Wood, in a transformation from a section of redundant conifer plantation to a thriving medicinal forest garden. Back in 2005 we planted according to a permaculture design, many layers incorporating a wide range of medicinal trees and shrubs. Some Read more [...]


    Time to start growing – May

    Hello everyone, at each school we weeded and prepared the ground reading to start planting. Although some children are reluctant to get their hands dirty they all soon join in with this fun sensory experience. We planted lots of different vegetables such as green beans, potatoes, onions, herbs, wheat and Read more [...]


    Creative Change Makers 2020

    ‘Creative Change Makers 2020’ conference, held in London on 5-8th Feb 2020. Built to inspire behaviour change, to enrol creative industries as well as leading educators – we are focused on embedding social and environmental impact into society, the world and education. The conference is the first of its kind to connect the best Read more [...]

  • Preparing the Project – March 2019

    Hi everyone, I can’t tell you how excited I am to be starting this new endeavour. This month is all about preparing which, as you growers know, is one of the most important aspect of success. I have been warmly welcomed into the Cae Tan family and have met with Read more [...]

  • Project Peru

    Just before the summer my school,  Glebe School, began a new collaborative project called Project Peru. I’m going to post a series of blogs on this project to add to the debate on teaching Global Goals in schools. The aim of our project is to develop strong, fun and meaningful Read more [...]