3 results for month: 07/2012

Quick Summer Update: Plant Faces

Kicking off the summer with creativity, kids at our Sprucecourt morning program are having so much fun!  This ‘plant face’ activity kept everyone alert during the tasty garden tour as they collected materials along the way.   Being a “hands on learning”, I always enjoyed arts and crafts in school. Creating an example prior to our kids program, I loved choosing different textures and colours for my plant buddy. It reminded me a lot of my own journal and my entries that incorporate random items stuck in such as leaves or bracelets. Maybe I even had more fun than the kids especially being fascinated by the handy double sided tape. ...

School Garden Earthblock Build, Aug. 18

  Want to know how to build a garden bed with children on a school ground? Come join our Urban Agriculture Summit workshop, Saturday August 18 from 1-5 pm. This is a hands-on workshop you'll leave with new skills and curriculum links for doing your own build. The Earth Blocks are an environmentally friendly material, and the raised beds help to extend the growing season as well as reduce compaction and allow children to garden more easily.

Welcome Timothy Bun-Bun

Timothy (named after the hay I hope he likes) Bun-Bun (name given by the family who rescued him) has joined us at GTGK! He's a 3 mo old dwarf albino pet rabbit, rescued somewhere in Richmond Hill and donated to us. He'll have to ride in a bike trailer sometimes!