Everyone can take part in Making and Growing at Highfield Oval, a programme of activities inspired by the crafts and food growing heritage of the former children’s home in Harpenden. If you would like to make a difference, learn about environmentally friendly food growing or get creative please contact us to find out more about the activities below.

Eco garden
Help us transform a plot of land in the Oval orchard, once kitchen gardens, into a sustainable wellbeing and food growing garden.

Sustainable food
Learn about sustainable food growing or try a new skill from green woodcraft to food preserving at workshops throughout the year.

Apple orchard
Help us care for the Oval’s historic orchard, set up an apple shed and harvest its wonderful produce.

If you’d like to help us record people’s memories of the children’s home, with training, or you have your own memories that you would like to share please get in touch.