Our aim is that every aspect of our work is educational. Whether we are tree planting, collecting seeds or harvesting berries or leaves, we are providing opportunities for our volunteers to learn about trees and to learn skills. We are also learning much ourselves through our research and by experience.
In addition to the volunteer events, Trees for Health runs educational workshops. These include tree walks where we describe the food/medicinal uses of different tree species, as well as gathering berries, flowers, leaves and nuts to make wild food recipes. We also run green woodworking workshops. We are here to help people to learn about any aspect of our work and we will work with all ages and groups. See Activities and Events for details of forthcoming workshops.
If your community/youth group would like us to run a workshop, please get in touch to discuss the possibilities.
We also carry out workshops in school grounds. The activities include tree planting, tree care, seed collecting, tree nurseries, creating habitats, wild food, green woodworking and woodland/tree management. Workshops are available at subsidised rates and this includes some materials. The workshops can be linked to the National Curriculum to help teachers integrate environmental education into their teaching. Email or phone us to discuss your requirements.
We worked with Underwood Discovery Centre at Beeson, Kingsbridge to deliver a range of educational experiences for school children and adults. Alongside Trees for Health’s activities are farm walks, forest school, gardening and composting, habitats, minibeasts and pond dipping. These linked activities present a holistic perspective for school children, teachers, the local community and visitors.