Herb Workshops – are you interested?

Herb Workshops - are you interested?
Calling all families who visit Holders Wood and Highbury Orchard! Highbury Orchard Community is thinking of applying for Grow Wild grant of £2-4K, to run a project from March to October 2018. Activities and workshops must help people grow or learn about native wild plants, wildflowers or fungi. We at HOCCIC are particularly interested in ...

Fruit Tree Care Course 2017 – 2018

Fruit Tree Care Course 2017 - 2018
We're very pleased to receive a grant from Gregg's Environmental Fund to run our first Fruit Tree Care course, starting 25th November 2017. This will be the first of six sessions - maybe more. Rob Tilling, recently of The Orchard Project, will be the course leader and will take participants through the different tasks of ...

Stick Around 2017 – 2018

Stick Around 2017 - 2018
For 2017 - 2018, we have decided to make Stick Around a focus of our community fundraising. If you want to find out how your donation will be put to good use, you have come to the right page! Stick Around is our Forest Education programme for grown-ups. (Well, why should the children have all ...

Down to Earth (Wednesdays) 1:30 – 3:30 6

Autumn brings us round to a new academic year and new thoughts about our outdoor learning sessions for home-educators. Please read on to discover our aims for the group. There are many wonderful ways that children learn outdoors and we would like to help your children engage with each of them. First there is the ...

Outdoor Learning Handbook

Outdoor Learning Handbook
Our handbook is free to download as a PDF via this link: Highbury Outdoor Learning handbook If you want your children to be fit and healthy, enjoy and engage in fun and free activities (and learn a little about themselves and our planet along the way), you will find something interesting here! The handbook identifies ...

Zero Coca Cola 2

Fit and Healthy in Birmingham Parks Birmingham City Council Public Health department is concerned about the low levels of fitness and high incidence of obesity and diabetes amongst its residents. There are abnormally high numbers of children with these issues in our city. “24.4% of Birmingham children are overweight or obese when they start school ...

Dogs Behaving Beautifully

Highbury Park is a popular location for dog-walking as the open spaces offer full-on exercise for even the most lively of dogs.  We at Highbury Orchard Community are working with Highbury Park Friends to provide fun taster-training sessions for dogs and their owners or dog-walkers. Flyball training or an assault course are on offer. If ...

Forest Education for All Ages

Forest Education for All Ages
Forest Education isn't just for kids. It's for everyone! The great outdoors is a wonderful place to feel calm, make friends and learn all kinds of new skills - whatever your age. Our Forest Education activities include our sessions with families, workparties for adults, and walks for well-being. We hold regular dates for most of ...

7th August Woodland Crafts 6

We had a wonderful day on the brickfloor at the Orchard. It was looking at its best in the sunlight. The sound of metal hitting wood rang out as ten youngsters put their hearts and souls into making mallets from the cut branches on our log pile. Tony Tohill gave everyone the confidence needed to ...

Foraging Necklace for Bees

Why do we need to help the bees? Bees and other pollinating insects are essential to the plant life cycle as they help the flower produce its seed and propagate itself for years to come. They are also essential to the food chain of many animals including people, by being instrumental in producing tasty and ...