Nature Nurture

Nature Nurture is a long term arts, culture and nature conservation project to engage local communities in accessible activities with an intentional impact on individual and community wellbeing, and the wellbeing of the green space environments existing in the community.

Nature Nurture is a collaborative project led by The Starfish Collaborative. Starfish is a Coventry-based Community interest company enabling local people to access, explore and experience creativity, culture and nature for positive mental & physical health and social change in Coventry. We believe that working together creatively as a local community we can all make a positive difference in our own lives and each other’s lives.

Phase 1 – Initial engagement in pilot locations, initial partnership development – Into The Woods (2021)

Phase 2 - Wider engagement in pilot locations, continued partnership development – The Woodland Library (2021)

Phase 3 – Focussed engagement in specific locations, wider partnership development, participant development & journey  - Little Acorns, Breath of Fresh Air, Days of Doing, The Allotment (2022)

Phase 4 – Cross fertilisation of partners, participants and locations inc co-delivery with partners, broader community offer, broader location usage, expanded large scale public events and participant mentoring/investment/future employment. (2023 - 2025)

Phase 5 - Sustainability – premises, stakeholders, community and environmental wellbeing and growth. (2026 onwards)

Current events

Little Acorns drop in session at Moat House Park

Please come and join us on Tuesdays in the park for these woodland wellbeing sessions where you and your little one/s can explore the park with Nature Tots fun activities with Anna from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, relax and unwind in The Woodland Library with Coventry Libraries staff and have a cuppa and a biscuit under the canopy of trees. 

Days of Doing in April

Days of Doing are daylong celebration events in visible and accessible green spaces in the heart of the Wood End/Bell Green/Henley Green community.

Days of Doing in May

The second Days of Doing celebrates our visible and accessible green spaces in the heart of the Wood End, Bell Green and Henley Green community.

There will be 6 activity zones set up in the park for everyone to engage with and all aspects of the event will be free to everyone attending. 


Previous events

Branching Out: Woodland Wellbeing sessions

Woodland Wellbeing sessions for adults who have a neurodiverse diagnosis (or are exploring a diagnosis) including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Tourette’s Syndrome, Aspergers and Dyscalculia.

The Woodland Library

Welcome to The Woodland Library – a place where everyone is welcome!

Please come and join us in these beautiful natural green spaces where there will be fun, exploration, relaxation, discovery and so much more for you– all in one place.

Come and create your own special memories, find your inner child (and bring along any children you have!) to explore, create, experience, rest, connect - the choice is yours!