Growing and Learning

If you share our belief that your school grounds and gardens are a valuable resource – an 'OUTDOOR CLASSROOM' that enriches our children’s learning - but you need some easy, practical ideas and confidence.


We can help


M: 07964 676246

T: @gyoeducation

Michael is a teacher and former primary headteacher.


We can help


Grow learn enjoy


M: 07962 798683

L: 01925 234934

John is an environmentalist and landscape architect.

Sue is a horticulture therapist with many natural craft skills.

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Michael Mullan established 'Grow Your Own Education Ltd' to promote learning through Horticulture and Ecology as a response to the need for children and schools to rediscover the power of learning through active engagement with our living world.  Michael is a passionate advocate for Ecological learning based in scientific enquiry and practical work.  His 35 year experience as a teacher and leader of learning includes Secondary and Further Education in Science and Biology, Primary Teaching in all age groups, 12 years as a Primary Head Teacher and most recently 6 years of Nursery and Primary teaching of Horticulture and Ecology in Warrington, Halton, Bury and Cheshire schools.


A unique partnership with over 50 years of experience.
John McIvor is an environmentalist and landscape architect with expertise in the design of natural play and school grounds.  He has delivered over 400 sessions to various groups including all aspects of growing, nature, healthy eating and outdoor cooking.
Sue Calverley divides her time between working as a Horticulture Therapist at an EBD school and working with John to deliver projects at various schools in the Warrington, St Helens and Halton areas. She has a wide knowledge of plants and horticultural practise alongside a depth of craft skills which work hand in hand with nature.
Together they share a passion for growing, nature, food and seasonal celebrations and enjoy being in the privileged position of passing on information and sharing learning experiences with others.


Friday, 27th February
12.45 – 3.45pm
Christ Church CE Primary School
Warrington WA2 0QJ

Cost per delegate - £95
Including ALL course materials, refreshments, pots, plants and other resources to take away.

Grow Your Own Education Ltd
8 Ringwood Close, Gorse Covert, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 6TQ.