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!
Leadership in schools requires a lot of courage and when it is taking on the responsibility of caring for animals, the leadership must be done correctly. Our new chicken monitor shows great skills in caring for the chickens and gently guides other students to care for them with her. She shows the younger students how to feed them, collect eggs, hold them and most importantly how to enjoy the quiet time.
Sometimes kids love to get a little messy. Introducing new materials to them can be lots of fun, especially when it is something they would normally associate with eating. Potatoes are a great alternative for getting kids to think outside the usual craft medias. You will need good solid spuds to make a stamp and … Continue reading potato stamping for easter
Seed Bomb making is our favorite! make, create, throw it and grow it! lots of little lessons for the kids to embrace and the best bit...... they are rewarded with flowers & food! This workshop is a fun, hands on messy task, but greatly rewarding for all involved. Parents often love the task of creating … Continue reading Seed Bomb making with kids
Working with the kids to help them create a wearable crown on their head had them feeling, smelling and looking at different textures from leaves, sticks, herbs all that were in fresh form but also the wonder that that came when using the same in dried form.
Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show - Immerse your senses! Mind Blown. Beautiful weather and amazing gardens on show. The effort by the landscapers and designers .... what more can I say other than I needed to go home and process such beautiful displays and work by inspiring people. I especially went to … Continue reading Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show – a day at M.I.F.G.S
Glen Eira City Council puts on a great event every year and we were absolutely thrilled to join them in the sustainability tent. We took along lots of collect nature findings and a full kit ready to have a great day of nature play with the community. Kids immersed themselves in clay, compost and seeds … Continue reading PARTY IN THE PARK – GLEN EIRA CITY COUNCIL nature play
Chickens are the core of our garden and beneficial in many ways. They provide us with fresh eggs, control insects and weeds, fertilize our gardens, eat food scraps, help us loosen and turnover soil, but most of all our chooks provide companionship and a place of worth to the kids and their families. Chooks are … Continue reading Keeping chickens can enrich your garden & your life