Developing Open Spaces: Using a Community Development Approach

Paper presented at the EOE Conference at Derwent Water, Cumbria October, 2012 “When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves.’ ” (Lao Tzu) The role of the outdoor educator is multifaceted. As a freelance consultant and researcher, with experience in play and youth work as well as community development, … Continue reading

Photo shoots in South India.

Photo shoots in South India.

Just two weeks ago, I was in Tamil Nadu. It had been a long slog. Ian’s attention was on building a kiln and completing a first firing. Shankar had been studying the temple potter’s practices, to good effect.   Mine was on getting promotional materials together.This included a photo shoot at the Children’s Project. The … Continue reading