MUD Makes you happy! Playing with dirt has many physical, psychological and emotional benefits for children. It builds creativity, can reduce anxiety and stress, builds a connection with nature, creates memories, but most of all, it's FUN!
City of Kingston had on offer a composting, worm farming and Bokashi Workshop within the grounds of Mentone Community Gardens. Well worth a visit if you have never been This week celebrates International Composting Week so it was great to listen to the information Hannah had to offer us. The session worked through the use of … Continue reading International Composting Week
What is a Therapeutic Gardening? it is a plant-dominated environment purposefully designed to facilitate interaction with the healing elements of nature. It is specifically designed to meet the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the people using the garden as well as their caregivers, family members and friends. Interactions can be passive or active depending on the garden design and users’ needs. There are many sub-types of therapeutic gardens including healing gardens, enabling gardens, rehabilitation gardens, and restorative gardens and sensory.
A visit to Mansfield Steiner School held us in oar as we spent a day in this most beautiful of places. We went on a tour, and we are so glad that we did! This garden is an inspiration!Lucky enough to have a family member, Pat Dowling show us around. He is one very passionate Garden & Grounds … Continue reading A visit to Mansfield Steiner School
Nature Play Week at Bonbeach Primary School was a hugely successful day of dirt, bugs, searching, creating, wearing, playing and laughter. It was an absolute joy to see so many families turn up for the free event in our garden. Little hands enjoyed making nature crowns with collected leaves, twigs, gumnuts, gasses and acorns and … Continue reading Nature Play Week – getting back to nature
Do you remember your favourite childhood place in nature? Where was it? How did you find it? How did you feel when you were there? Nature Play Week at BONBEACH FARMERS MARKET Sunday April 10th 9am -1pm.
Sharing our story with YUM. GlutenFree Magazine Australia. Tell us a bit about your involvement with the school garden? We are 2 mums with children at the school and have a passion for just getting grubby and teaching what we learn along the way. We are both very passionate about what our school garden … Continue reading article – YUM GlutenFree Mag
Aims To develop multi-faceted programs where food gardens & natural play structures play a core role in a diverse range of experiences for children and their families. Objectives To establish and nurture a sense of community. Encourage participation, co-operation, communication and creativity. To provide opportunities for kids to re-connect with nature in a meaningful, seasonal, productive … Continue reading Play. Grow. Eat. Share