I know it's the summer holidays, and school may be the last thing on your mind, but there is one educational establishment that you may be interested to know about: Organic farm school.
There's no better way to get children interested in healthy eating than to get them involved from the start in preparing and cooking their own meals. Daylesford Organic Farm School in Gloucestershire takes things a step further back, by looking at where the food we eat comes from in the first place.
They offer a range of courses (supported by the Soil Association) looking at everything from gardening, to how to keep bees and hens (clue: not in the same hutch).
In July the school taught Butter Making for Children, and now their latest course focuses on baking. Since the thought of baking at home with children still brings me out in the hairy hives, the fact that all of this happens at the farm school is A Good Thing.
So on the 16th of August, the next generation of Nigellas can come and learn how to make delicious bread, cakes and biscuits with the Head Pastry Chef at the Daylesford Organic Farmshop Kitchen Garden.
The course runs from 10.30am to 12 noon and costs £10 per child. These courses are very popular so booking in advance is required, which you can do by calling 01608 731 700 or you can send an email to this address.
And if you miss this one, there are a series of regular fun events running throughout the summer on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Full details here
So once your child knows how to grow their own food and prepare it, you can put them in charge of lunch and put your feet up with a good book - summer multi-tasking at its' best.
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