Growing Gang

Activities for children and young people.

Go Local Food has been growing for 6 whole years and we have expanded our community with activities specially designed for children and young people.

We have a dedicated plot on the fields for our Growing Gang and have been experimenting with veg growing, bug hunting, scarecrow making, bird spotting, flower pot painting, and upcycling… we have plenty of ideas for projects 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 (10.30am – 12 noon), 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.

To keep up to date with our plans and the activities follow our news here.

Find out what we are up to…


 

Hotel refurbishment

Upgrading the bug hotel Our next session on Saturday 29th June will be spent creating a more comfy home for the bugs.  We can also look at who has taken up residence!  We'll also be checking the veg we planted last month and looking after our plot.  See you there...

Scarecrow Building

May's Growing Gang Our next Growing Gang meeting will be on Saturday May 25th, the same day that GO Local's Annual Scarecrow Competition is being held on the fields.  No further excuse needed to build a scarecrow of our own!  Having sorted through some of the...

The Growing Gang in Spring

Saturday 27th April This month the Growing Gang will continue to build the coldframe from recycled plastic bottles that was started in March - it's shaping up nicely.  We will also be learning about scarecrows and starting to build our own scarecrow for the GO Local...

Growing Gang 2019

Growing Gang starts again in March After our Winter break, Growing Gang will be back and raring to go on Saturday March 30th at our usual time (10.30am - 12 noon).  We have lots of ideas for the new season to keep improving our plot, explore our environment, grow...

Growing Gang’s Winter Break

But, we'll be back in the Spring! Earlier this year the Growing Gang planted sunflower seeds and look what happened!  We had big yellow sunflowers that attracted lots of insects. We like all ways to encourage beneficial wildlife on the fields at Go Local Food....

Spooky Growing Gang

Join us for our Halloween Growing Gang Saturday October 27th, 10.30am - 12 noon.  Bring your own pumpkin or buy one at the field and see what spooky carvings can be created!  Also, we have plant tags and plans to make in preparation for next season.

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...

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