THE POTTING SHED CLUB
Patrick’s Patch runs ‘The Potting Shed Club’ for primary school age children (ages 4 – 11)
The Potting Shed club is run by our Head Gardener Rachel Foster. Rachel is a qualified gardener with lots of experience working with children and running gardening clubs. This is what Rachel had to say:
“I want the children to really enjoy being in the garden and gain satisfaction from making things they can take home and by helping with projects in Patrick’s Patch.”
10am to 11.30am drop in for self-guided activities to do at your own pace but with help on hand from Rachel and PP volunteers. Activities expected to take around 30/40 minutes.
Some sessions may be more of a group activity such as Harvest-time and if we have an invited speaker – participants will be advised by e-mail if this is the case.
It is essential to pre-book as there is a maximum of 20 children.
Children must be accompanied by an adult – one adult per child. Additional adults are not encouraged due to restricted space.
£5 per session paid and booked online.
18 Mar Plant potatoes and make a potato print Mother's Day card.
22 Apr Sow cress and pea shoots and make an origami seed packet.
20 May Hampshire Bat Group talk.
24 June Pick and mix a delicious Patrick's Patch salad for your lunch.
15 July Make a lovely posy and dissect flowers to look at their parts.
19 Aug Observing birds and wildlife in the garden and take home a sunflower birdfeeder.
9 Sep Help with the harvest and learn 'what part of the plant do we eat'.
14 Oct Help build the compost heap and learn about the life within it.
If we have sold out of spaces and you would like to be added to a waiting list, please email email@example.com
Potting Shed Club 2023
Description18th March – POTATOES Plant potatoes and make a potato print Mother’s Day card 22nd April – SEEDS Sow cress and pea shoots and make an origami seed packet 20th May – Guest speaker tbc 24th June – SALAD Pick and mix a delicious Patrick’s Patch salad for your lunch 15th July – FLOWERS Make a lovely posy and dissect flowers to look at their parts 19th August – BEES, BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES Observing in the garden and take home a sunflower birdfeeder
18 March Potatoes, 22 April Seeds, 20 May Guest Speaker, 24 June Salad, 15 July Flowers, 19 August Bees, Birds & Butterflies, 9th September Harvest, 14 October Compost