Let’s rewild childhood.
Welcome to the Curious About Nature Podcast hosted by Rachel Mills, founder of Buttercup Learning. A podcast for individuals, parents, carers, teachers and home educators interested in exploring the natural world and finding fun ways to connect our young people with nature.
In our podcast, Rachel explores sustainable living, nature connections and rewilding childhood with her guests. This season we bring you episodes on worm farming, carbon footprint, the sharing economy, citizen science and rewilding childhood through working the land and learning about nature in plastic-free magazines. Huge thanks to our fabulous guests. Hope you enjoy it as much as we have in creating it. Please subscribe and share.
Ep 1: Curious About Twigs Magazine
Rachel interviews Clare Carney founder of Twigs Magazine.
Ep 2: Curious About Carbon Footprints
Eamonn Galvin from Know Carbon explores carbon footprints with Rachel.
Ep 3: Curious About Biodiversity
Marian Hill – Artist and Illustrator explores biodiversity through her Buzz and Scuttle art and ecology project. With tips to increase biodiversity in your garden.
Ep 4: Curious About Tentshare
Rebecca Heaps – Founder of Tentshare discusses how sharing leads to supporting the local community and economy along with positive impacts on the planet. Her tent sharing platform supports people to rent and hire out their tents; creating a carbon-reducing camping community.
Ep 5: Curious About Worm Farming
Anna de la Vega – from the Urban Worm chats to Rachel about how earthworms play a crucial role in creating healthy, biodiverse soil and how we can protect the earth from the damage caused by pollution and synthetic fertilisers.
Ep 6: Curious About Citizen Science
Niall Riddell – Paua’s co-founder, discusses his amazing journey as a citizen scientist. Get inspired to take part in nature projects with your family and support ecology projects all over the world.
Ep 7: Curious About Volunteering On Organic Small Holdings Around Europe
Emma Hewlett – Copy-editor and proofreader for purpose-led businesses traveled around Europe in their rusty and leaky LDV Convoy called Betsy. This was a catalyst for a life-changing year discovering what really matters; family, connection and stillness in nature.
Ep 8: Curious About Supporting Children’s Wellbeing Through Nature
Kirsty Ketley qualified early years and parenting expert, freelance parenting writer and co-founder of the Parenthood app talks about how we can support our children’s wellbeing through connecting with nature.
Ep 9: Curious About Travel & Mental Health
Rachel chats to Rishal Patel (Freelancer Content Creator & V.A at Buttercup) candidly about his mental health and how he is connecting to nature through travel.
Ep 10: Curious About Organic Controls for Plant Pests
Rachel talks to Tessa from Ladybird Plantcare about natural and organic pest control in your garden. Tessa shares some tips on good bugs that eat other bugs. Discover how to control pests by boosting the population of the pest’s natural predator.
Ep 11: Curious About Beekeeping
Rachel talks to Helen from Highgate Honey. Helen Rogers shares her beekeeping journey at Highgate Honey, bee facts and nature resources with Rachel.