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The Lost Woods

Glasgow National Park City is all about connecting young people to nature and exciting them about a fantastic green city, building a community focused, healthy and fun sustainable city. So it's great to welcome The Lost Woods as our latest supporter - a group really working to deliver that vision.

The pilot project ‘The Lost Woods’ began in January 2020. In March they delivered tree seed packs to every primary school in Glasgow, to enable children to grow oak trees from acorns, bringing climate optimism and learning to life. Resources and lesson plans have been carefully designed by teachers, to fit to the Curriculum of Excellence for each primary school level. Each pack also included a signed copy of the book ‘The Promise’ by author Nicola Davies, a powerful allegorical tale rooted in the belief that our relationship to nature is vital and needed now more than ever. The trees will eventually be planted in various selected sites which we are naming ‘The Lost Woods’, creating spaces which will benefit the community and environment.

As Alex Mackenzie from the Lost Woods puts it: The Lost Woods aims to connect children to nature and help them rewild their City so we fully share the vision of Glasgow National Park City. The happy city, the green city, and the low-carbon city are the same place, and we can all help build it.

We know they will be looking for volunteers to help support children to plant their trees later in the year - so watch this space for more news.

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