Groundwork runs courses that introduce families to growing and cooking, to improve their health and well-being.

Why do we run these courses?

Home growing is an experience that some families lack, especially those who live in flats or other homes that do not have gardens. This course allows parents and children to understand the production of fruit and vegetables, and provide information about the benefits of healthy eating and healthy lifestyles as well as environmental issues such as composting and wildlife in gardens.


What do sessions include?

Delivered by a member of Groundwork’s Environmental Education team, the courses normally run as a 6-10 week programme and the weekly sessions can accommodate up to 10 families (20 participants).
Parents and children can enjoy a range of activities, including:

  • wildlife walks
  • scavenger hunts
  • den building
  • building fires
  • story-telling
  • natural art
  • tree climbing
  • making stick men.

Sessions in your local area

If you would like to work with us to run courses for your local families:

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Current courses


Family stories

“It was a really excellent course and we all loved coming to it.  It was well-run and an amazing experience to learn all about it.”

“We spent time in the garden together and my daughter looks every day to see how much they have grown and what she can pick and eat.  We have had so much success growing that we can give some to family and friends.”


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