Trip to Pippa's garden

22nd September 2023

The children visited Pippa’s garden to have their forest school afternoon learning about what she grows and how she grows things.  They were very interested in her polytunnels and also that she uses the ‘3 sisters’ growing technique we learned about when we studied the Maya.  They also found out more about companion planting. 

As part of the afternoon, the children learned about the use of plants, particularly medicinal, culinary and crafting uses.  They had time to also do some weaving with willow and try out Pippa’s labyrinth.  They were able to collect some apples from the orchard and Olive made them apple crumble back at school.