Our educational initiatives are specifically designed for school children and our aim is to fully support all key stages of the curriculum, in line with the government manifesto encouraging children to Learn Outside the Classroom
- School outings - Visit the site for your class or group day out
Fork & Dig It runs specially adapted Pick, Cook and Learn Workshops for children incorporating an inspiring and educational tailored day out. It's a great way to enjoy the outdoors while learning a bit about recognising, growing, picking, preparing and tasting fresh food.
- Pick, Cook and Learn for Kids - Growing workshops at your nursery
visit local nurseries to run workshops, specially adapted for kids aged
3+, designed to introduce children to the fun of growing their own, to
teach them a little about where the food they eat comes from and assist
their teachers in developing a veg patch (in pots or beds). Get in touch
if you'd like to develop a little patch (or a few boxes) at your
- Stanmer Organics - Promoting health, wellbeing, education and more sustainable lifestyles
As Fork & Dig It is a member group Stanmer Organics
there are opportunities to link in with neighbouring project groups and develop other skills in collaboration workshops such as, yurt making, stone carving, wood carving and permaculture to name a few.
- Hapa Zome - Japanese leaf-beating
mallets, children and adults have great fun pounding out the pigments of
leaves and flowers gathered on and around the site creating pictures to
take home and learning to identify the flora by its appearance, smell
and (when edible) taste.
Run throughout the year at various events (see the calendar on our 'News' page
) or by arrangement.To find out more about our educational activity packages get in touch with Jools, Fork & Dig It Education manager
(see our 'Contact' page
Fork & Dig It members have been trained on the Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation
(CEVAS) Scheme. The CEVAS qualification ensures workshop leaders are fully equipped with the skills to provide a high quality visit and farm experience for school visits.
Click here for transport links, maps and directions
- Maximum group size for any school workshop is 30
- The site is not currently wheelchair accessible
- Facilities are available on site to wash hands
- All basic tools and gloves are provided
- There is an army mess tent with a fully equipped field kitchen
- The neighbouring Brighton Earthship
, built by the Low Carbon Trust, is an award winning eco community centre / classroom with external composting toilets and an internal disabled toilet
- Workshop leaders are CRB checked
- The site is covered for the necessary Public liability Insurance
- Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, Permission and Guidelines policies will be sent in advance to teachers, schools or groups
- Fork & Dig It's policies are reviewed regularly by the management committee and are all available to view (on request) and will soon be available for download.