Who we are
Earthwise was founded by Claire Rosling who has a passion for the natural world, a wealth of experience in outdoor education and is a qualified Forest School Leader.
After completing a PhD in Chemistry at Bristol University, Claire took the bold decision to swap her lab coat for some wellies and pursue her passion in sharing nature with children. A wealth of volunteering experience for environmental education charities set her in good stead to go on to establish the very successful Education Programme at The Community Farm, as their Community Learning Officer. Claire then went on to found Earthwise which now works in partnership with the farm to deliver their educational visits, holiday activities and seasonal cookery days for children and families.
Claire also runs weekly Forest School sessions for nursery and reception groups at Wells Cathedral School and woodland activity days during the school holidays in Chew Valley and Somerset.
Claire is Forest School Level 3 qualified, CEVAS accredited, DBS checked, Food Safety trained and paediatric first aid trained. She also holds Public Liability insurance.
Johanna has been working alongside Claire for over two years, assisting with School holiday activities for children and Family events at The Community Farm.
Having grown up in the countryside on an organic farm Johanna has a great deal of love and passion for the natural world, fully appreciating, valuing and respecting all it has to offer. She has a wealth of experience working with children of different ages and abilities from her work as a nanny, in residential special educational needs schools and assisting with Forest School sessions.
Johanna specialises in working with the Early Years and is currently doing the Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies course and working as an Assistant Child-minder in a unique outdoor setting in Bristol.
Johanna is Forests School trained (currently completing her Level 3 qualification), DBS checked and paediatric first aid trained.
Jo was awarded 'Cook of the Year' at the BBC Food & Farming awards 2015 for her cookery sessions with two to four year olds at Bristol's Redcliffe Children's Centre. Alongside Claire from Earthwise, Jo runs seasonal vegetarian cookery days at The Community Farm for both children and adults and also write the popular recipe cards in the farm's veg-boxes.
We regularly seek volunteers to assist us with our events. All volunteers are DBS checked and ahve experience in working with children.
A previous, longterm volunteer shares her experience of working with us: