Community Orchard Events 4

Community Orchard Events
Community Orchard events are for anyone and everyone. News of the next one: Saturday 17th October  1 - 5pm HIGHBURY HARVEST 2 Plans for Highbury Harvest are already underway. Details will be posted nearer the date. (Community Orchard open work sessions occur on 1st and 3rd Sundays from 1pm throughout the year, meeting at the ...

Highbury Harvest stories and pictures

Highbury Harvest stories and pictures
                      Right from the word go, we had a great team on board to help produce this event. Angela, Margaret, Saifer, Amjad, Esther and Clare had all been part of the planning group back in July. On the day Richard and Kathy were up early ...

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 ...

Woodland Play

Woodland Play
5th November: after a break for half-term our Woodland Play after school club and the earlier group, Down to Earth returned to the serious business of playing outdoors last Wednesday. We made good use of the leaves in the early afternoon, and found some excellent hiding places after school. As we said a cheery goodbye ...

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 ...

Bees Trees and Me just got very wet (and had fun nonetheless)

Bees Trees and Me just got very wet (and had fun nonetheless)
It's now 24 hours later and my trusty waxed hat has still not dried out! The day started out with a heavy downpour, followed by continuous drizzle if not worse. We decided early on that some activities would have to be shelved - the skep weaving, the poetry, the hive inspections, the pompom trail and ...

50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4 1

I  met a lovely person from the National Trust recently and heard mention of this list they have compiled: 5o Things To Do Before You Are 11 3/4. Please take a look. Print it off and stick it on your fridge or wherever your child can see it. Every item is guaranteed to connect you ...

Woodland Play Family Feedback

Woodland Play Family Feedback
Woodland Play has been running nearly one year - we've had such fun and met lots of wonderful people along the way. Over the year, we have had over 200 visits from children. Some of you have come back again and again. This is exactly what we hoped for - to see people being active ...

More Bee Fun – Bees, Trees & Me!

More Bee Fun - Bees, Trees & Me!
We are really pleased to have set up another afternoon of bee-inspired creative activity! This is another of our Foraging Necklace events to celebrate the creativity and community of honeybees (and other pollinators). This time we are joining with artists to create art in the park, with an emphasis on creative communities of both insect ...

Links

Our mission at Highbury Orchard Community is to connect people and land, while caring for both. So we are always on the look out for other organisations that have a very similar purpose. We encourage you to explore their slant on things to do with nature too. Liz's favourites that connect children and nature: Project ...