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  • An Ode To Compost
    The poet David Whyte said that when you are a child, you learn words physically, whereas adults learn words in the abstract. When a child learns the word ‘door’ they take all the weight and towering p …
  • ‘If I Were A Tree’ Writing Competition
    During the school summer holidays, Tracey and I had the great pleasure of judging a writing competition for primary schools in East Devon organised by local author Jo Earlam. The competition was run, …
  • Celebrating The 70th Anniversary Of Our Corporate Sponsor, Childrensalon
    A few months ago, Word Forest CEO Tracey West and I were delighted to receive an invitation from Childrensalon to organise a craft table for children at an event celebrating their 70 year anniversary. …
  • Improving Forest Cover In Kenya; Thoughts On Good Practice
    We are pleased to share this interesting article from Lawrence Ogango, our colleague in Kenya – it reinforces exactly why we work the way we do, supporting and empowering communities to plant and nurt …
  • Inspired by ‘The Apologies 2022’ from Big Corp
    Recently, my husband Simon and I went to East Quay Art Gallery in Watchet to see an exhibition. It’s an immersive art collection entitled ‘Better Than This‘ and it was created by the incredible Kathy …
  • Better Than This
    There’s something amazing going on in the gallery at East Quay, Watchet. It’s called Better Than This and it’s the first exhibition on their theme of ‘climate and change’. It features new works by thr …