Kids Country, the education programme run by the East of England Agricultural Society, invite you to join them at Open Farm Weekend at Park Farm Thorney, Peterborough, on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th June.
The Kids Country team will be on hand with a range of fun activities for children to take part in, including making biodegradable plant pots, planting lettuce plug plants and designing a plant label. Look out for the East of England Agricultural Society event trailer to get involved.
Kids Country education manager, Sandra Lauridsen, said: “We are really looking forward to Open Farm Weekend at Park Farm Thorney. It will be great for lots of children to be engaged with these activities and helping families understand where their food comes from, and especially focusing on seasonality and the benefits of eating locally produced in-season food.”
“Eating in-season and locally is not only better for you, as these foods are more vitamin-packed, but also better for the environment, and better for your pocket too. In-season produce is usually cheaper when it is naturally in-season in the UK, with less inputs needed and much reduced food miles. Importing out of season fruit and vegetables from overseas doesn’t add up environmentally, nutritionally and financially when we have year-round food availability here in the UK. You might have to be more flexible, perhaps change the type of leafy vegetable you wanted to use to include a British one, but it really is possible.”
Kids Country are supported by a range of corporate sponsors and volunteers, local farmers and food producers, and individual volunteers to bring a range of food and farming activities into schools across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. If you would like your workplace or school to be involved in any way, or to volunteer as an individual please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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