Bespoke Gardening or Cookery Workshops
Once our garden is constructed in 2024 Growing Local will be able to offer tailored land-based courses for primary or secondary school children. Courses could be a single half day or full day visit or a weekly half-day visit as part of a regular weekly course. Courses are offered with a combination of any of the following activities:
- Growing vegetables on an allotment or market garden – learning about seasonal food production through sowing, planting, crop-care, harvesting, looking after the soil, composting, rainwater harvesting, encouraging wildlife and creating ecosystems.
- Cookery in our field kitchen – learning safe knife skills, food hygiene, the importance of eating locally and seasonally and 5-a-day. Groups can prepare together a healthy meal, soup or snack.
- Conservation activities – learning about biodiversity and the environment that supports farming and food production through pond dipping, hedgerow surveys, wild flower surveys, plant identification and woodland skills.