As mentioned in my winter blog where I introduced the Kidston Garden to Plate program, my role with the program began last school year with the introduction of fresh, natural and delicious smoothies. I am excited to report that these smoothies have continued throughout this whole school year with no sign of stopping. Thank you to Ms. Nicole and the other volunteers for all their time helping me to ensure the Kidston students enjoyed this nutritious treat every Tuesday! We
"Every child is a different kind of flower, and together makes this world a beautiful garden". This sums up Mrs. MacDougall's kindergarten class. With a mix of personalities in their young years they would come out in groups of three and help weed the front garden. They took a garden from its winter state overgrown with weeds to something beautiful filled with marigolds and giant sunflowers. They all came out, got dirty, worked hard and left with smiles on their faces! Th
Stormy skies couldn't stop the enthusiasm of our gardeners for our last garden club of the school year! As the rain gave us a 'free pass' on watering, we spent most of our time tending to our gardens. Some weeding and a lot of sampling of lettuce and spinach was had by all. Grandma "Dawn" educated our gardeners about the importance of food for plants and introduced 'compost tea' to the group. A little smelly (Ok, a lot!), compost tea is brewed from compost material and water
Garden Club had the sun shining on us today!!! The children were so happy to head to the garden for a painting party on the grass. Creative minds were flowing as the children used their artistic skills to make colourful garden markers for their classroom or home gardens. They excitedly started naming all the veggies they needed to make markers for and ran back and forth from the garden beds to the painting spot trying to decide which plant name they would choose to paint.