Spring in the school garden is such an exciting time. Bonbeach Primary School students in grades Prep/One came into the garden and learnt everything about growing tomatoes. In order to plant our tomato seedlings we have had to understand the life-cycle of a seed, what elements it needs to germinate, the process of composting and … Continue reading Growing heirloom tomatoes with kids
Somers is located on the south coast of the Mornington Peninsula looking out at Phillip Island and the Southern Ocean. A School Kitchen Garden focused on engagement, inspired by children with a motto “Growing Up Healthy”
Cirtus Leafminer and how to organically remove it from your citrus trees. Get the kids involved and use a magnifying glass to follow the squiggles and try and find the moth or its larvae.
Get the kids in the garden and install a worm tower. Create healthy, living soil that will feed your garden beds. Introducing a worm tower will create a living mini microbe system. This will improve the quality of your vegetable beds and improve the growth of your produce as the nutrients are delivered straight to your soil.
There is nothing better than harvesting your own food that you have grown! This year we worked with grades 2,3 and 4 for a term at Bonbeach Primary School, Melbourne, during winter and the beginning of spring. For 1 hour a week we met with students and learnt how to grow food and everything in … Continue reading LEARNING IN THE GARDEN
We welcomed in Spring with a day of edible seed planting for kids to take home, nurture and harvest at a recent workshop. Learning about where food comes from by growing it, eating it and playing with nature in an unstructured environment should be part of every childhood. Choosing vegetables that grow quickly is ideal … Continue reading Spring planting for kids
Join us, Growing Green Thumbs, Sunday September 10th at Bonbeach Farmers Market as we welcome in Spring and plant an edible seed to take home. This is a FREE workshop that will run during the market for kids. (adult supervision is required) 9am-11am Hands on learning always creates a sense of achievement for kids and … Continue reading Welcome Spring – seed planting workshop
Growing food with kids in their early years has the ability to create a mindset about food that will stay with them for years to come. Where food comes from and how it is grown is a learning experience that every child should have access to. Growing vegetables with kids can be an eye opening … Continue reading Growing food in kindergartens
Growing kitchen scraps can seem a little daunting but it is much easier than you think. We first decided to grow celery after receiving a kitchen waste delivery from Greenhouse Juicery. They deliver all the excess pulp and vegetable scraps to the school for our worm farm, chooks and compost! Celery bases are always plentiful, … Continue reading Growing kitchen scraps
Such a great day for a kids gardening workshop! The sun was shining and everyone was excited to learn how to grow their own organic food. Families joined us for a fun filled morning of planting edible produce boxes to take home. They learnt how easily it is to grow their own vegetables & enjoy feasting … Continue reading D.I.Y Edible Garden For Kids Workshop