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.

Enquiries to Louisa Foti,, or 07902 802982.