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
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
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
South east of Melbourne sits a little school in Bonbeach. The school holds a magical place where students, their families and the community can connect with nature. In 2013 the front of the school grounds were piled with rubble. A small patch of grass and 8 empty vegetable beds were all that sat on the flat grounds. It has taken 3 years for 2 very eager volunteering mums and a small army of students to transform the space into a permaculture based learning garden, filled with organic fruit orchard, native plantings, chicken coop, worm farm, mini food forest, frog bog, nature play areas and 25 vegetable beds – 6 of which are now community plots.
Creating seed bombs is such a fun experience for kids. Getting grubby and making a mess while learning about preserving nature for future generations to come. Growing Green Thumbs held a spring holiday workshop to get kids into nature and allow them to let go of their everyday and enjoy a morning of getting really … Continue reading Seed Bombs – connecting kids with nature
Such a great day for a kids gardening workshop! The sun was shining and everyone was excited to learn how to grow their own organic food. Families joined us for a fun filled morning of planting edible produce boxes to take home. They learnt how easily it is to grow their own vegetables & enjoy feasting … Continue reading D.I.Y Edible Garden For Kids Workshop
Food Revolution Day was back bigger than ever this year! Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution is a global day of action for people everywhere to celebrate real food, where it comes from, and how to cook it. It’s a day to come together to keep cooking skills alive, improve our food knowledge and share it with … Continue reading Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
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