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.
A day of sharing and newtorking with teachers, the eco-minded and horticultural experts was held at The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show with Victorian Schools Garden Awards and Nursery & Garden Industry Victoria. When a passionate group of like minded people come together, you can expect nothing less than collaboration and inspiration. Their commonality is to guide the next generation who will inevitably follow in their footsteps.
An absolute must, if flowers, plants and art get you out of bed in the morning. Every step inside the grand hall of the Royal Exhibition Building at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show this year was mesmerizing! Days could of gone by, spending time looking at all the creative installations. An absolute must to see if you have a thing fresh, dried, twisted, braided, plaited, scrunched and torn pieces of floral art. We were in heaven!
It's not every day you can say you became a KIDS HEALTH HERO! We have teamed up, or we should say ambassadored with Bel , creator of The Root Cause in Australia, to help put healthy food back into our kids schoolbags. Open up a kids lunchbox today and we're pretty sure there will be … Continue reading The Root Cause – The 5 minute healthy lunchbox system
Kids immersed themselves in a the rush of autumn leaves that filled our tent all day long as the wind provided us with everything needed to create masks, wands, crowns, weaves and boats. Through play, we naturally learn to care for the environment and support children to become environmentally responsible.
Get the kids excited about fresh fruit and get them in the kitchen making lemonade. Always harvest what you can from the garden or ask a neighbour, we're sure they would be happy to trade a few lemons for an icy cold cup of homemade lemonade. We made lemonade for an end of term class … Continue reading Lemonade Fun
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
Vegepod is hands down the best way to grow strawberries! If you have grown strawberries with a success rate of ho hum.... have a go at growing in a Vegepod. This spring we decided to fill our pod with mixed varieties of strawberries and have had amazing success. Firstly because of the mesh cover, it keeps those little red gems safe from birds, bugs and kids with curious fingers. Secondly because of the inbuilt wicking system where the plants draw water from below the soil not from a top watering system
Building Nature play spaces for schools and children doesnt have to be a daunting experience. Sometimes the hardest part is where to start! Pick up a shovel, get hold of some logs or old tyres, a bucket, some mud and just go with the flow, the kids will show you what they want if you … Continue reading Nature Play with Maggie Dent
The Victorian Schools Garden Award (VSGA) recognises, rewards and celebrates the gardening achievements of schools, their students and community in existing and newly established school gardens. It is run annually across both metropolitan and regional Victoria. Now in its 40th year, the Victorian Schools Garden Awards have a long history of bringing gardening skills and … Continue reading VSGA – Victorian Schools Garden Awards Bonbeach Primary School 2017