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...discovering the world around us...

So, what do we do?

At think outside, we love being both outdoors and in the kitchen.  We love designing, making and mending things.  Like many we care deeply about the world around us.  We work with all age groups, in schools, colleges and community centres running classes which are both educational and fun.  Almost all of our activities are based in Wandsworth and focus on one of three areas (which often overlap!)

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Outdoors

We’ve worked in lots of schools.  We’ve even worked at London Zoo!  Everyone in our classes learns something about nature - whether it be growing, maintenance, bug-hunting or bird-watching.  We have even designed a number of gardens to teach in!

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Food

What we grow in our classes and workshops can often be eaten.  Cooking both healthily and economically is not what many of us focus on.  We should.  think outside has for years been running adult classes teaching about healthy eating on a budget, nutrition and economising at home.

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Sustainability

….is not just about recycling wine bottles!   The circular economy means completely re-thinking how we re-use basic day-to-day materials, whether they be clothes, cardboard or plastic.   We help people to re-focus their lives in a way which is fun, cheaper and environmentally friendly, offer practical advice on sourcing, mending and fashion.

Events Coming Up

Click here to register your interest - we will be in touch straightaway!

Click on Read more to see exact time, duration, location and other details!

DofE Volunteering

What is it? Opportunity to help out with communal garden maintenance as well as socialise with friends and other volunteers attending our programme. Activities include planting, mulching and general garden tasks as well as helping out with community gardening workshops Where? Wandsworth Who for?   Teenagers who are working towards Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award ​When? February 2024: 24th March 2024: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 24th April 2024: 13th, 14th, 20th 27th, 28th May 2024: 12th, 19th June 2024: 15th, 16th How much? FREE

Community Gardening

What is it? The chance to learn new skills in the garden and make new friends Where? Wandsworth Who for? All age groups (accompanied children only) When? Propagation by seed and cutting - 28 Apr 2024 Re-using/Re-cycling  + Bug Hotels - 19 May 2024 Sustainable watering - 16 Jun 2024 How much? FREE

Lepidoptera Club: invitation only

What is it? Children from different schools learning about gardening and butterflies! They are designing an exhibit which we hope to show at the Hampton Court Flower Show Where? Floreat Wandsworth Who for? KS2 When? Workshops  - 24 Mar; 28 Apr; 12 May; 16 Jun Hampton Court Show - July 2024 How much? FREE

Cooking Classes

What is it? Soups and Breads from Around the World - 20 Feb 2024 *all course lengths vary - please check www.stcg.ac.uk Who for? 19+ Where? South Thames College - Wandsworth How much? varied pricing - check South Thames website

Baking Classes

What is it? Baking: Breads, Cakes and Pastries - 11 Jan 2024 (8 weeks) Who for? 19+ Where? South Thames College - Merton How much? varied pricing - check South Thames website

Skilled Volunteering

What is it? Garden building and improvements using power tools, wooden materials, plants, soil, mulch etc. Who for? Adults and accompanied children (12+) When? March 2024: 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th Where? Floreat Wandsworth How much? FREE

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