As the weather changes, so does the activities on the farm. The From Farm to Fork day will vary slighty each season.
Visit us in autumn and children will get the chance to identify different seeds, the crops they grow into and the food they make. They learn about soil, planting and growing and how wildlife prepares for winter. Before leaving, children will try their hands at preparing food using healthy ingredients.
Children get to go into fields to identify crops as they begin to grow, and to look at environmental work, such as hedge laying, stewardships and grass margins. Children will again have the opportunity to prepare some tasty and healthy food.
In Spring children will explore the different types of farming and the methods farmers use to help crops grow. They may have the opportunity to plant some of their own crops in the allotment, prepare food or make bird scarers.
Children will see the crops at the end of their growing cycle and learn about harvesting. If they visited earlier in the year, children may be able to harvest some of the spring crops planted in the allotments. Hands on food preparation sessions may also be available.