Welcome to the home of Growing Wild, a Kildare based environmental education company founded by Lucy Bell in 2009.

GROWing Wild creates local projects based around practical promotion of biodiversity & native habitats

GROWing Wild provides time in nature through Forest School for children and adults

GROWing Wild creates edible green spaces and local food projects in communities for a sustainable future

GROWing Wild provides practical environmental education projects and organic gardens in schools

Growing Wild specialises in living willow projects, in schools, communities and festivals

Please contact me at  lucy@growingwild.ie, if you have any questions! Many thanks, Lucy

Who am I

Lucy Bell is the founder of Growing Wild, a Kildare based environmental education company. Lucy Bell of Growing Wild is an organic horticulturalist, a horticulture tutor, environmental educator and a trained Forest School Leader, with years of experience facilitating in a variety of outdoor skills. Lucy is co-author of ‘The Year-Round School Organic Garden’ and is a Heritage Specialist for the ‘Heritage in Schools’ scheme.

Lucy has worked as a willow artist and co-ordinator for décor as part of The Healing Area for Body & Soul and Body & Soul @ Electric Picnic since 2009 and as part of the décor collective Adorn Décor for Another Love Story.

Lucy facilitates ways for people, both young and old, to connect to nature through time out in nature, be it learning how to grow food, immersing in a woodland setting, hunting for creatures in water or land, planting trees and plants for pollinators, foraging for wild plants or creating living willow structures.