Children in particular will have lots of fun and gain special benefits. Gardening is educational and develops new skills including:
•Responsibility – from caring for plants
•Understanding – as they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants die without water, weeds compete with plants)
•Self-confidence – from achieving their goals and enjoying the food they have grown
•Love of nature – a chance to learn about the outdoor environment in pleasant place
•Reasoning and discovery – learning about the science of plants, animals, weather, the environment, nutrition and simple construction
•Physical activity – doing something fun and productive outdoors
•Cooperation – including shared play activity and teamwork
•Creativity – finding new and exciting ways to grow food
•Nutrition – learning about where fresh food comes from.
We meet on Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings from 7.30-8.00 (this term the boys have been put on a roster system). So far we have weeded, composted, and planted ‘Carrots, Bean. Strasberries ( yes a mixed strawberry raspberry) … eggplants and pumpkins to name a few and have just harvested a couple of boxes of mandarins …We are hoping the passionfruit vine takes off and we have loads of herbs and different types of lettuce planted too.
Mrs Gwenda Burton