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
They share their food growing ways with parents, students and wider community, growing organic fruit, vegetables and flowers whilst making it fun to play outdoors in a sustainable environment. Tee-pee’s come and go, sensory gardens are forever changing, nature play structures are always being built, worm farms & compost heaps brew, organic veggie patches grow, fruit orchards bloom, community plots are nurtured, frog bogs are busy and mud kitchens are a messy place for little hands full of fun. There is something for everyone to interact with in the garden.
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
Over the past few weeks we have been busy working with a group of kids at Bonbeach Primary School. Many discussions were had about plant life cycles with a focus on pollination and flowers so it was understood that the flowers have a purpose and are not there just to look pretty. The students needed … Continue reading Creating imagination spaces for kids
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
Welcome to the Mushroom State of Origin. Nothing like a mushroom growing challenge to get kids excited about growing food! Join us and other schools around Australia for a mushroom growing challenge. Junction Park State School in QLD and Cudgee Valley Public School in NSW and Bonbeach Primary School in Vic all share the vision … Continue reading Mushroom Growing Challenge
When you believe in food education and environmental issues you force yourself to keep on going, to make a difference to help be part of the change. We need to un-busy our kids lives so that they have time to get into nature, enjoy it, explore it, be part of it, in order to respect it!
We waited, waited and waited until the day came when we were told to write the garden program for grade 5/6 students under the science curriculum. Almost 4yrs of volunteering in the garden and we are now super excited to be joining the senior students in the garden 3 times a week. What a thrill for us! At first they thought 'yeh yeh garden this and that' after 5 mins of the first class, they now run out the door to get their workbooks and get stuck into it!