Embrace Environmental Conservation and Horticulture Projects

Embrace Cooperation Ltd  www.myembrace.org

Embrace Cooperation Ltd. Environmental conservation projects, corporate volunteering, gardening/horticulture projects and school eco/nature projects.

Our first environmental project Natural History of Streatham Common began in 2007 when Embrace received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to run a community project promoting the natural heritage of Streatham Common.

Our second environmental project was a one year Heritage Lottery funded project called Embrace Woodlands! which started in October 2009, Embrace Cooperation Ltd project ran this project in partnership with Trust for Urban Ecology (TRUE).

Since then we have continued to run grant funded community nature conservation and environmental education projects in London.

Environmental Survey by St Josephs College Students Streatham Common

Here are photos from Thursday 30th April 2015, of 29 St Josephs College STEM club students doing an environmental survey on Streatham Common. The students measured wind speed, air temperature, soil temperature, soil ph, soil moisture and light, at various locations in the wood.

 

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St Josephs College – Insect Survey on Streatham Common

Thursday 16th April 2015

31 students from St Josephs College STEM club joined Embrace Cooperation Ltd staff and volunteers for a insect survey on Streatham Common.

Below are photos from the activity:

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Vodafone Volunteer Day 23rd February 2015

On Monday 23rd February 2015 we had another great group of volunteers come to Brayards Estate to help make improvements. Vodafone sent us 14 hard working volunteers, who did a fantastic job throughout the day and we hope they all enjoyed the day. The volunteer group was organised by Vodafone staff and charity CSV , while the day was managed BETRA volunteers, Vodafone staff and Embrace Cooperation Ltd staff. On the day the volunteers tidy up and made the Brayards Estate community garden safe for community activities, moved a raised bed from allotment to the community garden (making space for new greenhouse), weeded hedge row and put woodchip over hedge to prevent weeds, plus they sorted out computers and internet in Ryegates hall ready for computer clubs.

Photos from the day are below:

      

  

Nature, Photography & Drama / Film making at Brayards Estate Peckham

For more information and project updates please visit Brayards Estate TRA project website page:

http://betra.btck.co.uk/CommunityProjects/NaturePhotographyDramaJSIProject201415

Over a period of 1 year this Brayards Estate TRA  project shall run a series of FREE workshops focusing on four different areas: Nature / Forest School, Gardening, Drama / Film-making & Photography.
20 FREE Nature / Forest School sessions shall be focused at younger children & will involve them learning about wildlife and creating items such as bird feeders, bug hotels, natural perfumes & shampoos.These sessions shall teach these urban young people about the nature around them, what they can do to protect it and to be more sustainable (recycling materials etc).

20 FREE Gardening sessions shall be aimed mainly at younger people but older people can also attend to learn skills. Through these sessions participants shall learn how to grow organic fruit and veg, maintain estate green spaces & learn to cook healthy meals from what they grow at the estate allotment.

10 FREE Drama / film-making workshops shall work with young people and adults to develop their own short films. Participants shall learn the skills through developing their ideas, scripting, casting, filming, editing and promoting the film online.

20 FREE Photography workshops shall work with young people and adults looking at a wide range of photography techniques and creating online portfolios of their work.

This project is funded by Southwark Council Joint security initiative (JSI) grant of £10,881. With additional support from BETRA partner Embrace Cooperation Ltd of a environmental education tutor supporting gardening & nature / forest school sessions until June 2015 funded by City Bridge Trust.

For more details or to book a place please contact

Brayards Estate TRA                           or                 John Cannell

Phone: 0207 635 5625                                            Phone:  07984662996

Email: Betra.28@gmail.com                                    Email: john.embrace@gmail.com

We are in the process of scheduling all times & dates of workshop sessions. Updates shall be added as soon as they are available.

Nature / Forest School

Most nature and forest school workshops shall be run on Saturday afternoons at Brayards Estate and Kirkwood Nature Reserve. These activities are aimed at children 3 to 12 years old and we also encourage parents to come along.

Gardening

Most Gardening workshops shall be run on Saturday afternoons at Brayards Estates mainly in allotment garden. These activities are mainly aimed at children but all ages are encourage to come along and take part.

Gardening & nature / forest school sessions shall start Saturday 24th January 2015

Activities shall run fortnightly on Saturday Afternoons  2pm to 5pm, until May when sessions shall become weekly.

Plus additional activities may be run during school holidays.

Drama / Film-making

We are in the process of designing and scheduling drama / film-making workshops which are likely to be run in the summer months.

Photography

Most photography workshops shall be run on Saturday afternoons at Brayards Estate.

Young people are welcome to take part in photography sessions but we do require a responsible adult to attend with children under 16 years old on these sessions.

People attending workshops shall need to bring a digital camera, a basic camera can be lent if advance notice is given but these cameras are not suitable for advanced workshops such as night photography & light painting.

If people book on a free photography workshop and do not turn up without a good reason we shall give their place on future workshops to someone else.

Photos by Students from Bannockburn Primary Schools of Lesnes Abbey Wood

Here are a selection of photos taken by Bannockburn Primary school students of Lesnes Abbey Wood, the Abbey  and the site’s wildlife. These photos were taken by the students on a number of nature walks in summer  2014. More photos by Bannockburn Primary school students from future walks will also be posted on the website.

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Secondary school nature survey on Streatham Common

On Thursday 8th May 2014 Embrace Cooperation Ltd staff and volunteers worked with St Joseph’s College students and staff to investigate different areas on Streatham Common, Lambeth.

It had been stated by several authorities that Streatham Common is one of Lambeth’s most important sites in nature conservation – not to mention it is home to the largest area of acid grassland and woodland in the Borough.

35 students from St Joseph’s College STEM club (STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) came to Streatham Common and carried out a series of survey test at different locations. The student’s tested light, wind, temperature soil ph and soil temperature at various selected locations on the common. This activity will count towards the students STEM curriculum that shall lead to a recognized qualification.

Below are photos from the activity:

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St Josephs College students arriving at Streatham Common

 

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Students on Streatham Common London

 

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Explaining how to carry out nature survey tests

 

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Students being divided into groups for nature survey

 

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Students measuring soil ph

 

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Students testing soil temperature

 

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Students working with teacher

 

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Students showing the results the got on the survey

 

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Students explaining their survey results

 

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Students explaining their results and how they used the equipment

BETRA Family Fun Day Good Friday 18th April 12 noon to 4pm

Edible hedge planting and Easter egg hunt volunteer day at

Brayards Estate in Peckham, Southwark, London, SE15 2BZ

We will be asking you and others to VOLUNTEER to help on Good Friday to dig and plant our edible hedging around the boundary of the Estate.

As it is Easter time we will be offering our young people to also be given the opportunity to get involved in an Easter Egg Hunt.

Free refreshments and snacks will be available.

We need help organising this event, publicity, delivering flyers etc.Volunteers on the day

We would like to see this day as our Community getting together so bring family and friends to help make Brayards Estate a greener place.

Please contact Lorraine Beck for more details

Email betra.28@gmail.com              Phone  0207 635 5625

Website: http://betra.btck.co.uk/

Brayards Estate family fun day

Brayards Estate family fun day

One Planet Ventures new nature conservation / environmental education project

One Planet Ventures (in partnership with Embrace Cooperation Ltd) new nature conservation / environmental education project in Brixton, Lambeth, London

Environmental education / practical nature conservation project based in small park in Loughborough Junction funded by Western Riverside Environmental Fund.

Elam Street Open Space Lambeth London

This is One Planet Ventures first nature conservation / environmental education project. The project is based in a small park close to our office in Brixton, Lambeth, London. The project is run under the management of Embrace Environment (Embrace Cooperation Ltd) staff funding by The City Bridge Trust on behalf of One Planet Ventures.

Elam Street Open Space Lougborough Junction London

This project shall start in January 2014 and we expect the final activity to be in July 2014.  Through this project One Planet Ventures hope to gain close ties to the local community and also improve the features of Elam Street Open Space both for local community and wildlife.

For more information please contact:

Email: john.oneplanetventures@gmail.com

Phone (Embrace Cooperation Ltd): 02072749450

Project website :http://elamstopenspace.wordpress.com/

Deloitte volunteer day at Brayards Estate 26th September 2013

Over twenty corporate volunteers from Deloitte came to Brayards Estate in Peckham, London to help with the on going development of the Estates community areas. The Deloitte volunteers where contacted through Charity Community Service Volunteers (CSV) http://www.csv.org.uk/ who also helped organise everything for the volunteers for the day. While Embrace staff and Brayard Estate tenants […]

Ernst & Young Volunteers at Brayards Estate in Peckham

On Wednesday 21st August 2013,  thirteen volunteers from Ernst & Young spent a day at Brayards Estate in Peckham helping out. The day was supervised by Embrace staff & was organized by charity CSV . The volunteers did a great job. They  scrubbed the seating area and varnished it, fitted the benches and shelves to the […]