Two Muddy Boots on the Farm
Work with us to grow a farm!
We will be working towards starting a smallholding at our sister site in Balcombe, where we will grow edible crops over the summer season in outdoor vegetable beds and in a polytunnel. We will also be preparing an area for two small cows, pigs, and chickens.
The children will be helping with all aspects of the fledgling small farm – preparing the vegetable area, sowing seeds and caring and bringing on the plants as they grow, and then harvesting them and eating them.
Regular attendees will have their own vegetable patch where they can, with our guidance, choose what to grow.
The children will be involved in all aspects of planning, managing, growing and harvesting of edible crops and the cropping sites.
With the animals they will be involved in caring for chickens (subject to avian flu requirements) and raising chicks in an incubator; and also preparing an area for the imminent arrival of two small cows and a pig or two.
Dates for June and July are 6th, 13th, 20th and 27 June, and 4th, 11th and 18th July. 7 dates in total.
Cost: £10 per session, discounted to £9 per session if you book a whole block of sessions.
There are morning and afternoon sessions available on all these days.
Afternoons are a continuation of the morning session but can also be attended separately. We also offer lunch tickets (£5) for these dates, where your child can stay with their own packed lunch if they are attending both morning and afternoon sessions; or they can stay for lunch after the morning or before the afternoon sessions if they are attending just one.
Suitable for any home educated children over the age of 5. If your child is under the age of 8 then an adult must stay with them, but parents of over 8's are welcome to drop off. The sessions are at our sister site at RH17 6QQ which is a 3 minute drive from our usual woodland site. Full address given on booking.
There are toilets with handwashing on site, and we will provide a drink and small snack such as biscuits.
The sessions will be fully outdoors. There will be animals present, including a dog.