Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Kid's Workshop!

Last Friday we had another children's workshop with some of our members and friends. It was a wonderful event, so again, I would like to send out a big thank you to everyone that supported the day!

The workshop was organised around Garden to Kitchen activities demonstrating the life cycle of our food.
We embarked on our garden adventures looking at climatic zones and the micro climates we have in our garden. Next we focused on our fruit trees and gave them a little attention! After, we got our hands dirty with some soil testing identifying soil types (sandy, clay or loam) and testing the pH. Think we have some up and coming environmental scientists in the group!

Once we finished getting all muddy (thanks to all the parents who washed their clothes!), we prepared a light lunch with some things out of our garden and examples of what we are growing. On the menu were Fruit Skewers with mint yoghurt, Rice paper rolls, Almonds and freshly squeezed Orange juice. It also seems that we have some up and coming chefs!

Once we had food in our tummies we were ready to tackle some more practical jobs in the garden. This included planting sunflowers and cucumbers in the concrete pipes. We all began to understand the importance of the fallows and the role they play in balancing the ecology in our garden. This is because they promote diversity which is nature's way of keeping pests and diseases in check!
Our last activity for the day was to take home an edible garden ourselves, so we prepared sprouts! Love the imagination of our team... they found an interesting place to store their sprouts. Not sure that your heads are the right micro climate team!
Yes, it was another splendid day with a very clever and insightful group. Such a pleasure to share a day in our gorgeous community garden with you all... I'm feeling very inspired!
Just on a final note, I would like to send my gratitude to Nicole for volunteering again. Her support was instrumental to the success of the day!

Thanks all!


1 comment:

Nicole Blackwood said...

Thanks Leesa, I had a great time. Such a wonderful group of kids!