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Little Seeds at Orchard Barn

Little Seeds has been set up as a Community Interest Company by the partners of Orchard Barn to provide a community space for children in school holidays.  The aim is to engage children with the food we eat.  To provide a fun and engaging way to learn about where our food comes from and start to develop an understanding of the nutritional value of foods and of eating a healthy balanced diet.  The children will help with the vegetable garden planting, growing and harvesting the fruit and vegetables.   Our nutritionists will do cooking with the children showing them how to create well balanced and tasty meals using the vegetables and fruits they have helped grow.  With a range of forest school activities to engage with nature.  The children will also benefit from regular yoga, meditation and mindfulness sessions within our garden space.  Suitable for ages 4 – 8 years old.

Dates to be confirmed.

Alison Leighton

Alison Leighton

Nutritional Advisor
Alison is a qualified Nutritionist who has a real interest in children’s and family health, she is involved in Little Seeds sessions showing the children how to grow and cook the food.  Alison has her own allotment and a knowledge of growing vegetables and a passion for turning them into tasty food, as a mum she also has first hand experience of how to turn them into tasty foods that will appeal to children.

Lesley Markey

Nutritional Therapist and Early Years Practitioner
Lesley’s background is in education specialising in Early Years and then went on to study Nutrition and is now a qualified Nutritional Therapist.  She is involved in the planning of the Little Seeds programme and will be involved in the food preparation sessions.