'Winter is coming' Saturday Afternoons for children aged 3-10 from 2nd November to 7th December (2pm to 4pm)

Saturday, 2 November, 2019 - 14:00

Who said children should be cooped up in the Winter?! Our Farm School ‘Winter is Coming’ half term groups are all about getting out in nature, experiencing different weather elements first hand, getting ready for the Winter and learning how growers store winter crops. We will observe the soil and plants, the transformation they undergo and learn how to protect them. Finally we will experiment with different crops learning how to nourish our bodies using seasonal food!

Throughout 6 weeks we will be:

Caring and growing as we...

- plant trees 

- sow overwinter beans and carrots

- mulch and replenish the soil in our growing area ready for the new season.

- harvest winter vegetables (kale, brussel sprouts, cabbages and leeks)

- go on a wildlife walk to discover how nature sustains birds and insects this time of year

Cooking and nourishing as we:

- make kale crisps on the fire and our own probiotic rich sourkraut!

- harvest and cook a seasonal, healthy meal to share

Creating and making as we:

- make willow wreaths using natural materials for the festive season

Children will look after the Farm School chickens every week to learn about good animal husbandry.

As well as cooking or preparing fresh fruit and vegetables for snacks every week, children will harvest, prepare and cook a feast to share on the last session.

Packing extra snacks, water bottles, appropriate clothing and sun cream is required.

For enquiries please contact us on:

farmschoolcourses@gmail.com

Course Leaders

Dave Parry

‘I grew up in Croydon, near South East London and then worked in London for two years after studying Advertising and Marketing at Lancaster University.

In 2010 I decided to change course and went travelling in Europe helping on various farms along the way including helping with the olive harvest in Castegneto Carducci in Italy. I loved the outdoor work and came back to the UK to begin helping at Sturts Farm Camphill Community for a year and a half. My love for working on the land led to me to take on an agricultural apprenticeship at Ruskin Mill College in Stroud from 2012 to 2014. After this I went to South America to work on family farms in Argentina and Peru mainly focusing on their vegetable production. Since February 2016 I have been part of the growing team at Shillingford Organics and now I hope to bring my enthusiasm for the land to Farm School.’

There are no Preschooler Events planned at this moment in time.