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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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...

July’s Growing Gang

What is planned for the Growing Gang this month? Our next event is Saturday 15th July 10am-12noon where we will be having a very special 'SUPERTATO' themed Storytelling and Supertato making workshop, harvesting our own potatoes followed by a Family Picnic to help...

The Next Growing Gang Event

Come along and join the fun! We are super excited with our bug hotel that we made on our last activity Saturday!  The children worked with Liz and our fabulous parent volunteers to source materials and create a cosy home for bugs and insects on the field. We also did...

Growing Gang Activities

Build a Bug Hotel We need all sorts of creepy crawlies to help grow our veg, so we want to build some attractive hotels for them on our fields. The next Growing Gang session will be doing just that…… Our next event is Saturday 27th May 10am-12noon where we will be...

Scarecrow Saturday!

Only 2 days to go.... Sun is forecast for Saturday so we're all set for a fantastic morning on the Go Local Food fields. The theme for the competition is 'Book Characters' and all scarecrows need to be on the field for 10am.  So with only 2 days to go, get those...