Category: Blogs

Individual articles posted on Dandelion Time website covering issues such as children’s mental health, environment, nutrition and training

It’s Time to End Food Waste!

Written by Anyès Reading, Relationship Manager at Dandelion Time  I had an amazing day at Tesco Community Cookery School  learning to use left over food to make delicious and nutritious recipes to feed a family or even better still feed

The Boy & The Earthworm

Written by Rachel Rodwell, Family Case Worker at Dandelion Time  The story of a how a small creature can bring so much wonder ‘I wonder what he’s thinking…what does he feel?’ mused the young child, lying flat on his tummy,

Discovering Autumn Treasure

Written by Louise Reid  Engaging the Senses when Exploring  As with all seasons, we are in love with our garden, woodland and fields this Autumn— amazed at all there is to see and all that is there to engage the

Nurture our Nature – it’s our Children’s Future

Written by Dr Caroline Jessel, Chair & Founder of Dandelion Time  The greatest challenges the world currently faces are the climate and biodiversity emergencies. The work of Dandelion Time reconnects children and their families with nature and enables them, as

Discovering ways of thinking I never knew existed

Written by Jess Duncan, Therapist & Course Leader at Dandelion Time  Expanding my mind to different perspectives and theories The Nature, Craft and Family Systems (NCFS) course has opened my mind to theories and ways of thinking that I never

Nature is vital for our mental health

Written by Dr Caroline Jessel, Chair & Founder of Dandelion Time  The Natural World Where do you go on holiday? Chances are it will be somewhere peaceful, perhaps near the sea, or in the mountains or maybe by a lake.

Dandelion Time and the Development of Green Minds

Written by Jules Pretty, University of Essex  An Explanation and Manifesto for Action Dandelion Time is now a leader in showing how agencies can work with children and families fragmented by neglect, abuse and trauma. Three particular strengths in the

The Bicycle Ride that Inspired Dandelion Time

Written by Dr Caroline Jessel, Chair & Founder of Dandelion Time  One sunny morning in May 2001,  I set off on my bicycle through the bluebell woods. It was the beginning of a journey that was to alter the course