• Growth4Health – a circular economy mental health intervention
    Based in East Lindsey and looking for something new that makes you feel positive? Then why not get a growing kit and a whole lot of LOL. The Sow Study Sustain Growth4health initiative, with its focus on at-home and community growing, is making a positive impact on health and well-being
  • Lincolnshire Show Update: LOL to showcase Circular composting
    It would be great to see you as LOL and Ecolearn debut at The Lincolnshire Show. Every circular economic model starts with compost so as it is an integral part of the Sow Study Sustain circular growing model we though it would be of interest to people, Schools, Community groups
  • The National Education Nature Park Grey to Green Initiative
    The National Education Nature Park Grey to Green Initiative has selected many Lincolnshire schools to receive £10,000 Grant Funding The National Education Nature Park Grey to Green Initiative together with a little LOL will transform unused grey spaces into outdoor learning hubs and enhance student engagement and connection with nature
  • Sow Study Sustain & LOL: Reimagining Food, Community, and Well-being
    As regular readers of our Sow Study Sustain Newsletter on LinkedIn will know (sign up here) Sow Study Sustain, a program devised by UK-based Ecolearn CIC and now delivered by Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning, is more than just a community gardening initiative. It’s a vibrant tapestry woven from the threads of circular
  • Merry Christmas and a Regenerative Agriculture new year
    Happy Christmas one and all let’s make Community Regenerative Agriculture the Buzzword for 2024 We must break the linear cycle of take make break and waste and turn to the circular economy. Rethinking food by pushing up at community level to offer a healthy alternative to the food supply cartel
  • Benjamin Adlard Micro farm teaches circular economy and vertical growing to Gainsborough Children
    On the 8th November we will open the Benjamin Adlard Micro Farm. Gainsborough children will be the first in the UK to grow healthy food using #SowStudySustain‘s circular economy and vertical growing principles. UNA Greater Lincolnshire West Lindsey District Council Team Lincolnshire Lord Holmes Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT
  • 23-24 LOL put Sow Study Sustain into Outdoor Learning constructions
    For 2023-2024 LOL are pleased to announce that our constructions for outdoor learning activities will expand beyond Lincolnshire to Nottinghamshire and East Midlands Schools as well as Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Shouldn’t primary schools be back at the heart of communities too? With a little LOL learning about nature is fun.
  • New for 23-24 LOL science enquiry and River Days expand to East Midland Primary schools,
    For 2023-2024 LOL are pleased to announce that our outdoor learning activities will expand beyond Lincolnshire to Nottinghamshire and East Midlands Schools as well as Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. We now offer science enquiry and team challenge based field days. True  Zero carbon circular economy ‘SOW STUDY SUSTAIN’ environmental science days within the
  • Sow Study Sustain starts Food bank supplies
    Yes we can…. a massive thanks to those who believe and partner with Ecolearn CIC and Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning . So despite funders reneging at the last minute and plenty of other broken promises and selfies down at the site, Sow Study began supplying fresh Veg to food banks on
  • The LOL Science enquiry Day for Lincolnshire and East Midlands Primary Schools
    We put the LOL into primary school science enquiry with a field trip – without the coach – that takes you into your great outdoors. This is now available to all East Midlands primary schools be they LEA or Multi Academy Trusts. This LOL experience is all about working scientifically
  • Benjamin Adlard to have Worlds first Net Zero circular economy in school Micro farm
    Benjamin Adlard Primary School of Gainsborough will be the first school in the world with a circular economy micro farm A massive thanks to the generosity of North Notts & Lincs Community Rail Partnership plus a contribution from Neil Gentleman-Hobbs and Ashley Butterfield Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning will announce more details
  • LOL receives Lincolnshire Wolds Funding
    Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning’s Sow Study Sustain micro farm has received funding from the Lincolnshire Wolds Office. This invaluable contribution will allow our circular economy based vertical growing system to feed fresh produce to the food banks of East Lindsey all year round.
  • LOL let’s Take a Walk on the Wolds Side
    Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning are looking forward to extending our partnership with The Lincolnshire Wolds Office. To celebrate their 50th anniversary the 10 Wolds schools will all Take a Walk On The Wolds Side The following 10 schools will all enjoy a walk on the Wolds Side. https://www.nettleton.lincs.sch.uk https://binbrookprimary.co.uk/contact_us/contact_us.html https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/utterby-primary-academy https://www.tealby.lincs.sch.uk/contact-details/
  • Lincolnshire Primary School EYFS KS 1 KS 2 River days
    Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning are pleased to announce that we still have Key Stage 1 & 2 primary school river days available despite record bookings, budget constraints and tough conditions in Education. Our fixed price bespoke tours fit perfectly in line with the Key Stage 1 & 2 curriculum requirements. Call
  • Sow Study Sustain Vitamins Guide
    If your community or school is looking to grow food you need to know your vitamins. So here is the LOL Sow Study Sustain grow your own vitamins guide telling you where your vital vitamins come from and how much you need each day. Remember to use circular economy growing
  • LOL Circular Economy School Days
    Starting this spring, a school trip without the coach idea, aka The LOL Circular Economy Schools Day, as we introduce some Sow Study Sustain ideas to primary school children in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and East Midland schools. This new, innovative and exciting enquiry driven field trip within the school grounds saves
  • Donation for LOL Toolbank from David Rodger
    A huge thanks to David Rodger who has provided axes and billhooks for the Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning regenerative agricultural revolution. This will help with hedge laying and wildlife corridors, these being key to the circular economy ideas that make up our Sow Study Sustain model Are you a community group
  • Let’s inspire: Put a little LOL into the circles of life
    Nature is our inspiration, the personification, nay oracle, of optimism that never gives up. Dawn is our opportunity to seize our day and to put a little LOL into everyone else along the way. Each day mother nature succeeds to live and breathe, teaching us to evolve via the most
  • LOL Sow What
    Is your Lincolnshire Primary or Secondary school looking to grow healthy food within the school grounds? Take a look at LOL Microfarm Sow Study Sustain Sow What guide. It tells you what, why and when to grow healthy food. We can even show you how elsewhere on our site. Please
  • LOL Micro Farms for Lincolnshire Schools
    Would your Lincolnshire school like to grow healthy food for the children, staff and wider community? Then why not talk to Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning about a circular economy LOL Micro farm. Think circular economy meets regenerative agriculture. Together we can put some LOL into learning, leave no one behind and
  • School Constructions through Outdoor Learning that change lives
    Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning has been the county’s best kept secret in and around Lincolnshire schools since 2011. Our outdoor learning constructions and activities change outcomes and lives. We owe to our children, for they are the stakeholders that count. Here are some ideas, but with the UK’s first school micro
  • Let’s get community Growing in Lincolnshire
    We need to grow more food, with Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning you can grow at home as one of our ‘super growers’ and / or come down and join the fun at our Kenwick Park Micro Farm every Friday.
  • Grow at Home in South Lincs & Rural PCN with Growth 2 Health
    In 2023 we have expanded our grow at home project to the South Lincs & Rural Primary Care Network. The ‘Growth 2 Health’ pilot will deliver two kits to people living within the following area https://lpcna.nhs.uk/primary-care-networks/south-lincs-rural We will also offer garden support and even creet an area in your garden
  • Sow What?
    We need to go back to growing at least some of our food at home and you do not need a big garden to do it. A polytunnel and outdoor bed or maybe just start with a window sill for herbs.
  • Grow at Home in East Lindsey with Growth for Health
    In 2023 we will continue our grow at home project in East Lindsey ‘Growth for Health’ We still have free kits available to people living in East Lindsey who wish to start growing at home. Good Lincolnshire fresh air and food builds healthy bodies and minds.
  • LOL Circular Economy Microfarms
    We need to Think circular economy and its starts in Lincolnshire the bountiful basket of Britain. Together we can enable community based circular economies and end take make & waste. LOL call this Sow    Study    Sustain So Let’s construct enduring legacies, outdoor growing and learning environments to inspire healthy schools
  • Make Do and Grow
    During the pandemic Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning created and delivered Make Do and Grow and Make Do and Cook, two innovative arts, craft and treat you can eat projects, delivered to isolated people throughout Lincolnshire. This unique mental health intervention initiative helped isolated and vulnerable people of mixed ages and abilities.
  • HAF delivery during the school holidays
    LOL have both run successful Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme projects as well as supplying our Nature Lab and circular economy based environmental science enquiry hub to support partners. It’s HAF at the Pav time Lets have some Healthy activities and Food then mix in NEL support plus a
  • Toynton Sensory Garden
    LOL project managed and got hands-on when we transplanted existing plants and shrubs to create a new sensory garden in Toynton, This brought as much joy and LOL to the builders as it the beneficiaries. Initially we met with the management of Linkage in order to discuss their expectations and
  • Skegness Elevated Raised bed for wheelchair user access
    Putting LOL back into peoples lives means no one is left behind so Skegness Swimming pool got a large raised bed with an elevated section for wheelchair users to access. Initially we met with the management of the Day centre in order to discuss their expectations and requirements and to
  • Horncastle Elevated Raised bed for wheelchair user access
    Putting come LOL back into peoples lives means no one is left behind so Magna Vitae Swimming club in Horncastle got a large raised bed with an elevated section for wheelchair users to access. Initially we met with the management of Magna Vitae and the Horncastle Day centre in order
  • Elevated Raised bed for wheelchair user access
    Putting LOL back into peoples lives means no one is left behind so The Chappell centre got a large raised bed with an elevated section for wheelchair users to access. Initially we met with the management of the Day centre in order to discuss their expectations and requirements and to
  • Move & Grow – Ancaster Community Growing
    Over in Ancaster, Lincs LOL led the creation of two  large raised beds to facilitate community growing for all age groups and abilities. Initially we met with the management of the Day centre in order to discuss their expectations and requirements and to timetable for the days of the practical
  • Venture Outdoors – Sowing, Growing and canning in Lincolnshire
    Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning first put Sow Study Sustain into action with Circular economy sowing and growing and then either bottled the produce or left some for seed. As you can see our micro farm to canning project was designed to leave no one behind, putting food and thought into yellow
  • Living Willow Pods
    Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning are starting to build living Willow pods, fences and gazebos from willow grown at our micro farm in the Lincolnshire Wolds. We plant the willows ½ metre deep so water gets down to encourage deep rooting and long-term drought resistance.  You may want to water a couple
  • Welcome
    Lincolnshire Outdoor Learning offer Outdoor Learning Activities and constructions for Schools Outdoor Learning has proven itself to aid in memory retention of Learning.  Our Outdoor Learning Science Enquiry approach ensures that students can ‘Work Scientifically.’  Students select equipment and design methods, in order to record results and draw conclusions.  Thank you for