Dobbies Swindon to host free sustainable workshops for children this summer

By Jessica Durston - 23 June 2022

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  • UNP Dobbies Little Seedlings Ambassador Evelyn Brown

    UNP Dobbies Little Seedlings Ambassador Evelyn Brown

Dobbies Swindon is set to host a series of sustainable workshops this summer for its Little Seedlings Club.

Dobbies’ Little Seedlings Club is a free children’s gardening club for children aged 4-10 in Swindon which explores the exciting ways children can connect to plants, wildlife and the environment, nurturing their minds with fun-filled activities.

Magnificent Microgreens will take place on Sunday 3 July, and back for 2022 is Dobbies’ Summer Holiday Club sessions, which are said to be perfect for keeping the little ones busy during the school break.

The Magnificent Microgreens workshop aims to take a deep dive into the science behind the nutritious leafy greens, showcasing all the health benefits of eating these superfoods and how attendees can easily grow their own at home, no matter the space, by making their very own windowsill planter to take home and grow.                         

The garden centre will also be demonstrating all the ways in which chefs use microgreens in the kitchen to help encourage children to eat their greens. 

Dobbies’ Summer Holiday Club sessions in Swindon will take place on 25 July and 15 August between 10:15-11:15 am.

These interactive workshops will explore how children can create their very own summer sanctuary in the garden for plants and wildlife to flourish.

Attendees will be given the chance to take a closer look at the insects, birds and animals that call the garden home during the summer months. They will be making bug hotels, learning interesting animal facts, and finding out all the ways they can make their gardens into a wildlife haven.

Dobbies’ Partnership and Events Manager, Sarah Murray, explained: “Summer holidays are a great chance for the little ones to harvest a new passion for gardening, enjoy time with kids of a similar age and learn something new.

“Our free Little Seedlings workshops are open to all, and this summer we’re showing our young gardeners that anything is possible in their green space if they have the right knowledge and tools.”

Advance booking is required for the free events to secure a space.

For more information about how children can get involved in these workshops at Dobbies’ Swindon store, individuals can visit the following links:

Magnificent Microgreens: https://events.dobbies.com/event-detail/?e=4209&v=0&r=v.

Summer Holiday Club: https://events.dobbies.com/event-detail/?e=4210&v=0&r=v.

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