Humans Who Grow Food -We are 2 passionate women dedicated to educating children about the origins of food, the relationship we can form with nature and the joys of giving back to the earth by living sustainably. We have both grown food since we were little with our families and now at home with our own families
Kids in Nature Network wanted to create a shared platform to celebrate and empower all the great initiatives that are happening around the state and beyond that reconnect kids with nature and the outdoors.
Nature play is a term used to describe the creation of simple play oppertunities in the natural environment. Hours of play encouraged the kids to take part in environmental activities - Physically, mentally, emotionally and socially; kids do better outside. To celebrate our native land, to educate and engage the beauty of outdoor play. An experience for all who ventured inside the magical world of BOTANICA. A village built from Australiania and wonder.
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
Autumn days bring time for lots of nature play, seed planting, harvesting, cooking and eating in our school garden.