::: veggie patches
We are enjoying seeing the enthusiasm that many kinders have for their fruit and vegetable patches.
There are different sorts of course, some on a small scale in tyres and tubs …
others in raised beds …
while others we have found in rather sophisticated gardens!
We are told that the children at Holy Trinity Kindergarten were totally involved in the planting, feeding, watering and eating of the vegetables planted in their thriving veggie patch.
The addition of a scarecrow made by the children makes it lots of fun!
They also had the addition of beautiful smelling herbs in pots, which they called their Sensory Garden.
At most centres we have seen compost bins in use, indicating that we as teachers are working hard to get the recycle, reuse message out to children.
Involving the children in the journey of preparing, planting, caring, harvesting and eating in the garden is such a wonderful learning experience for everybody …
and what a joyful way to bring our children back to basics!
Due to a few concerns in the comments on this post
we recommend you read this article
before planting your vegetables in old tyres!