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GROW! "Grow your own" for Kids and MORE

Mentored by Emma Goodwin
Location address: Forest Row, RH18 5EH
Chosen age group:

For ages: 5 - 16 years

Available tickets:
Standard £5/hr
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


I encourage youngsters to get involved, cooperate, to have a go. Growing your own food is arguably one of the most important things we can do. We have fun as we learn and talk a lot about the planet, the soil, the stars and celestial bodies, also the effect we humans have on the earth and our responsibility to care for it, and how best to do so. Using only hand tools and no-dig growing techniques we focus on Natural Farming, Biodynamics and Permaculture principles. I give a little 10 minute talk with diagrams on a big white board to explain what we're going to do, and why we're going to do it, before we get stuck in. Each session includes hands on gardening experience:, which may be sowing, hoeing, transplanting, tending, propagating, pruning, feeding the soil, protecting crops from pests and diseases, making compost. . We observe the cycles of nature, the solstices and equinoxes, the cross quarter festivals. We learn about planting by the moon and plug into source as we ge...

Emma Goodwin
I have been growing fruit and veg since 2003, starting off on an allotment in London. I inspire and educate many parents about the GAPS nutritional protocol that uses food as medicine, healing and sealing leaky gut which can manifest in any autoimmune condition or chronic inflammatory disease. Picky eating is usually one of the first symptoms, real food is the answer. I began to supply fruit and veg professionally in 2009 at Hoathly Hill Community Supported Agriculture scheme, where I learn about Biodynamics and became a Demeter Certified grower. In 2012 we opened up an acre of ground at The Crossing, in Forest Row to begin a horticultural enterprise supplying veg boxes to locals in the village. They say "you're closer God's heart in a garden than any where else on earth" and whilst I have no religious affiliation, I believe this means you're closer to finding divine connections when working with source, on mother earth, in the elements, under father sky. It is my passion to teach people how very easy it can be to grow your own. I aim to dispel the fears surrounding our food systems and inspire our children to realise what abundance is possible when we work WITH nature.

Learning aims

To prepare the soil in a raised bed ready for sowing

Strengths to develop

Working the garden involves using your whole body and mastering the use of hand tools. and hand/eye coordination. Barrowing, shoveling, forking, digging, bending, carrying, etc. We encourage everyone to breathe and stretch with the moves, treating the excercise with the same attitude with which one approaches Yoga, never straining, gently stretching, building strength

What's provided




First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Please note

Please note, it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.

we'll be

The Crossing Community Supported Agriculture Scheme, Brambletye Lane, Forest Row, East Grinstead, RH18 5EH

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £5

Pricing information


My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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