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Food Forest Volunteering and Nature Play Day

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Alexandra Park Food Forest

Alexandra Park

Dennistoun

Glasgow

G31 8SE

United Kingdom

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A nature fix for adults and children! Help us maintain and develop the food forest while kids play and explore in the woods.

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Come along to learn new skills and get stuck into some gardening at the first of a series of monthly volunteering and play days at Alexandra Park Food Forest running over the next 6 months. This time we'll be learning about, and digging, swales (an ancient form of irrigation) to help keep the trees watered in the food forest, and beginning to create herb beds. This session will be led by Max Johnson, a market gardener and one of the Directors of the food forest.

If you want to bring children from your own household (age 5-12, younger children must be supervised by their parents) then there will be a nature-based play session provided in the morning (10am-1pm) - parents must either stay to participate in the play session, or volunteer in the food forest (please book an adult ticket only if you are volunteering). In this session children will have the freedom to play and explore in and around the Food Forest, using natural materials, some basic resources and their imaginations to lead their own play. Expect tree swings, natural crafts, muddy knees and lots of exploring the natural world....! This nature based play session is facilitated and supervised by Joni Mackay Forest School.

Please bring a packed lunch with you, as we'll be sitting down to a picnic lunch together after a morning of volunteering and playing! If you'd like to stay with your children while you volunteer for the afternoon after the play session has ended then you're more than welcome to - please just be aware that you'll be responsible for your children in that time.

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Alexandra Park Food Forest

Alexandra Park

Dennistoun

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G31 8SE

United Kingdom

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