Taking Root is a free ‘creative nature club’ for children aged 5-11 in the Locavore Community Garden. It is a core element of our upcoming programme of work Seeding the Commons. It runs 4 days a week for 4 weeks during school holidays and includes a healthy lunch and snack. Children spend time relaxing in our community garden and taking part in a rotation of activities including story telling and identity, yoga and wellbeing, performance, film, nature crafts, food growing, forest school and cooking, led by artists and creative facilitators. Specialist support is provided for children with additional needs.
Based on a central provocation – ‘What future do you want?’ facilitators will support child-led documentation of the creative explorations through collaborative scrap-booking, writing and through the advocacy of the facilitators, focusing on weekly themes:
LOOK AFTER THE EARTH + IT WILL LOOK AFTER YOU
GROW IT, SHARE IT, EAT IT
KINSHIP + PLAY
GROWING FOOD TOGETHER IS A RADICAL ACT