Children's Educational Workshops
A series of monthly workshops exploring the garden through the seasons is running until December 2023. Attendance is free of charge.
These interactive workshops are organised around a Head/Heart/Hands learning for children aged 5-13 years.
The intention is to observe the garden through the seasons and have an opportunity to grow annual vegetables and flowers.
Susannah Hall runs the workshops with support by participants from the Permaculture Design Certificate course.
Workshops run on a Sunday morning from 10.30am until 1.30pm, generally at the community garden in Northwick Park, and focus on the following topics:
Completed Sun 23rd April: Learning about spring • Growing some seeds
Completed Sun 14th May: Learning about bees/hoverflies etc. • Planting seedlings
Sun 11th June: Learning about flowers • How do seeds form?
Sun 16th July: Planting seeds for autumn salads • Harvesting and eating berries with pancakes • Hapa-Zome
August: No workshop – school summer holidays
Sun 10th September: Learning about seed dispersal • Building insect hotels out of wood • Harvesting fruit to cook
Sun 8th October: Learning about autumn • Preparing for winter • What happens to the insects over winter?
Sun 12th November: Learning about what happens to plants in winter • What is still available to harvest?
Sun 3rd December: Natural dye session making presents for Christmas
If you would like your child(ren) to attend, please register by email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the name(s), age(s) and a contact telephone number for you in case of last minute changes to the schedule.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.