This Group is now full. Please try one of our three other groups. Thank you
Who are our groups for?
All children 3- 11 (younger children are welcome supported by a parent/ carer). Adults of children aged 5 or over, are encouraged to join in the session, however, they can drop off and pick up their children alternatively.
What are the course dates and times? Throughout 6 weeks (6 sessions on Wednesdays) 16, 23th 30th September, 7th,14th, 21st October 10:30-12:30
What are Farm School groups like?
At Farm School we co-design and follow a scheme of work based on the seasons and a child-led pedagogy that focuses on discovery, and capitalises on the senses, logical as well as intuitive reasoning. Our activities involve the hands, hearts and heads, and revolve around food and personal health in particular and understanding and looking after nature and the environment in general.
What will we be doing during the Harvest Season?
Children will be reaping the crop of a glorious season, identifying, tasting different fruits and vegetables. As well as tasting freshly picked wild and grown fruit, herbs and vegetables for snacks every week, children will harvest, prepare and cook a harvest season feast to share on the last session.
- Different varieties of Heirloom English apples (Discovery, Sunset, and Adam’s Pearsmain.
- Farm School crops of tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, raspberries, pears, courgettes and much more.
- Corn on the cob
- Winter salads
- Covering the soil and making compost
- Planting trees ( vines, figs and mulberry)
- Making apple cider vinegar
- Making rich herbal balm for dry lips.
- Making squash butter and discovering different varieties.
What do I need to bring?
Packing extra snacks, water bottles, appropriate clothing and sun cream if required. In light of covid we would like you to bring your own cup,bowl and spoon perperson please and a plastic bag for you to take it home to wash.
Who is leading my group?
Course Leader: Bronwen Tyrrell
Bronwen is a teacher brimming with ideas and passion. She is a qualified secondary school Art, Photography anf Textiles teacher and has three young girls of her own. She has a wealth of experience in Growing, Art, Cooking, music, story-telling and has led many community projects. She is passionate about creating a rich and fertile learning environment that is limitless, allowing children to learn in their own unique way. Imagination and sense of wonder is something she believes to be very precious and should be nurtured in all areas of learning.
When she is not chasing her three girls around the park she loves to paint and draw. Particularly, artwork for children about magic and nature. Foraging is a new passion. Discovering and cooking-up new wild flavours that her children like is exciting. Cycling along the Exe river with all her girls in tow is a favourite family activity. To keep fit Bronwen does aerobic dance to Drum and Bass.
What have we done to reassure you during Covid-19?
1. We manage capacity
As always, we limit our capacity to 10 bookable spaces per group (one or two children maximum can book accompanied by one adult only) and which is a maximum of 18 adults and children at a time including a group leader.
2. We run courses for the same group of people every week
Each course will have the same group at the same allotted time each week for the whole 7-week half term. Spaces are available for booking, one space per child, adults don’t need to book.
3. We facilitate distancing by being outdoors in a large natural site and by:
- Using our newly built and floored open shelter with spaced out benches and work surfaces with wipeable tops to allow enough space for each family.
- As well as providing a disinfectant hand gel on site, we have installed two spaced out handwash sinks in addition to a double washing up sink.
- Careful planning to allow the spread out of participants at work areas (weeding in separate beds, cooking and food preparation on different work surfaces, and harvesting from different plants, or alternating the tasks).
What do we expect of you?
- Book your course well in advance (A maximum of two children and one adult per family). And carefully read our handbook and return booking forms by email before the start of the course.
- Stay at home if you or anyone in your household displays symptoms of Covid-19.
- Respect Social distancing by following the guidelines in our handbook and the group leaders’ instructions.
Have you got any questions for us?
Please don’t hesitate to either
- Or text us on: Bronwen: 07816398667 Fatma:07517153293
- Or message us on our Shillingford Organics Farm School FB. Page here: