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Hedges for education

Hedges are a rich resource for learning and education - from surveying their structure and wildlife, to learning how to grow, plant and manage them. This taster video introduces the benefits of hedgerows for people of all ages to learn about nature.

Key resources

Website

Countryside Classroom

To connect schools with resources, places to visit and support relating to food, farming and the natural environment

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Video

The Higglety-Pigglety Hedge

This video story for children, is an amusing and entertaining account of why hedges are much better for the environment than a wooden fence

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Website

LEAF Education

A great opportunity to find out all about farming and the environment, includes a visit to the hedges on the virtual farm, with lots of other fascinating facts about farms and the animals and plants that live on them

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Looking for something more specific?

The Hedge Hub is the 'go to' place for anyone seeking hedgerow learning and guidance, with over 400 searchable resources. You can also search the Research Database which has another 800+ research papers on hedgerow related topics.

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