Date posted: 28 September 2016
The rain's about to bucket down Little Sprouters, so let's get straight into it!
“I can’t believe we’re here…
...I love everything!” This is a quote from one of our delightful young visitors, Lara. Since Little Sprouts began last year, we've had over 4,500 kids visit our garden and we're pleased to say we're fully booked for the rest of the year. Bookings for next year will be available soon. We're planning on releasing bookings in Term 4 – stay tuned!
We were in the Garden with Kim Syrus
Our horticultural curator, Pip Robinson, and our kitchen garden coordinator, Monina Gilbey, were recently interviewed by garden guru Kim from Channel 9 TV show In the Garden with Kim Syrus. Despite the almost constant rain, Kim’s team got some nice shots of our garden and of Pip hard at work. Watch the interview on Channel 9 this Sunday 2 October at 4:30pm.
Producing, harvesting, tasting and learning
Tickets are selling fast to our Early Educator Professional Development Workshop on Friday 21 October. Kim Syrus will help you Garden for Success by understanding your soil and managing pests. Kate Hubmayer, author of Nature Crafts for Aussie Kids, will share her ideas on engaging early learners in kitchen gardening. Plus we’ll show you how to cook quick and easy recipes with kids without using a fully-equipped kitchen. Book now!
A word from Joe the Scarecrow
It’s still very wet in the garden. The other day, a television crew filmed in our garden in the rain. They talked to Pip and Monina about the work they do. If you watch the episode on TV, you might see me.
We have lots of herbs in our garden. We have sacred basil, rosemary, parsley, thyme and dill. The kids visiting our garden use the herbs to make pesto. The kids eat the pesto with carrots. I like eating pesto with broccoli and spaghetti. It’s so yummy! Try making pesto with your parents, or your teacher.
It’s nearly school holidays. YAY! In the holidays come to the Little Sprouts garden and visit me. If you are five years old (or more), your parents can book fun and interesting holiday activities. You can make creatures from gum nuts, make your own glue from plants, or learn about birds. We have some cooking sessions too.
See you next time. Happy gardening and enjoy your holidays!