Growing Gang

Activities for children and young people.

Go Local Food has been growing for 5 whole years and we are now expanding our community with activities specially designed for children and young people.

We have a dedicated plot on the fields for our Growing Gang and with a little help from the lottery we have been experimenting with veg growing, bug hunting, scarecrow making, bird spotting, flower pot painting… we have plenty of ideas for other things we’d like to do.  It’s a great compliment to other clubs, and sports activities designed for young people.

Our Growing Gang meets on the last Saturday of each month on the fields, in the morning, why not come and see what is happening?  No need to book,  just turn up ready to get muddy! with your wellies or strong shoes, and warm clothes.  Children will need to bring a grown up – as you can see from our pictures they are quite helpful and enjoy our Saturday mornings!

We are also open for visits from clubs, youth projects, schools.  Get in touch if you would like to organise something for your group.

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Find out what we are up to…


 

Growing Gang in September

Autumn Activities September's Growing Gang takes place next Saturday, 29th at 10.30am.  Come and join us on the field as we think about recycling and find out if we have collected enough plastic bottles to make our own cold frame to protect plants on our plot. We can...

No Growing Gang in August…

...but Growing Gang will be back in September As August's Growing Gang falls on the bank holiday weekend, most of our volunteer members who run the sessions will be away.  Unfortunately this means that we have to cancel this month's Growing Gang but we will be back in...

July’s Growing Gang

What's the Gang up to this month? Saturday 28th July, 10:30am-12 noon. This month we share our Growing Gang morning with an Open Day on the field which means that as well as checking our planting from last month and weeding the beds there will be a treasure hunt on...

Growing Gang in June

Saturday 30th June The sun has been shining and the weeds have been growing, so we need our gang to come and help tidy their plot!  We will be seeing how our crops are growing and planting out more. Also planned is an eco survey of the Go Local site - let's see what...

May’s Activities

Our plans for this month Our next Growing Gang session is on Saturday 26th May at 10.30am.  Plenty to keep us occupied this month!  The sun has been shining on the fields so we need to check how all the onions we put in our plot last month have been growing and see if...

Come and sow a meadow!

Saturday 28th April This month we are hoping that Spring will have sprung and the ground will have warmed up so that we can sow a meadow in the Growing Gang area of the Go Local field.  After 2 months of sowing and growing in the polytunnels the Growing Gang can get...

March’s Growing Gang

Worm houses and planting peas... February was cold! We made birdseed cake and planted our onion sets.  At the end of March (24th) we'll be ready to plant potatoes, peas and radishes  AND  we are planning to build wormeries.  Will you join us? Usual time 10.30 - 12...

Growing Gang’s New Season!

Come and join us! Come and join us for the first Growing Gang of the year, on Saturday 24th February, 10.30am-12 noon on our field in Ovington. It's the start of a brand new season for our Growing Gang!  Following the success of last year's Lottery supported...

The Growing Gang in Autumn

The next Growing Gang will be Saturday September 30th 10am - 12 noon This Saturday morning we will be harvesting our remaining crops and making sure our bug hotel is ready for its Autumn/Winter visitors!  We will also have Harvest and Autumn themed crafts and...

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