Thank you for joining us for our March Garden Camp!
We had 2 wonderful days with your excited, energetic and lovely children. Below are some questions to ask your children, photos from our time together, and some links to websites and events happening around town.
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As parents, we understand how difficult it is to find out what your child did during the day. "What did you do at school today?" "Nothing". Let us try to help with this!
Here is what we will be discussing on Monday and a few questions you can ask your child to learn more about what the experienced:
1. Garden Design Challenge: If we planted a garden this year, what plants would you like to grow? 2. Worms: What type of poo can be used as a garden fertilizer? 3. Worms: If I accidentally cut a worm in half while digging in the backyard, would it make 2 worms? 4. Companion Planting: What kinds of plants like to grow close to each other? 5. Self-watering container: How does the container you made work? Why is it better than a regular pot? Do you think we can make more of them to grow more food in them? 6. Multi-sensory: What things did you smell today? Good or stinky smells?? What did you touch that was smooth/rough/prickly? 7. What was your favourite activity today?
Questions for Tuesday: 1. Bees: Would you ever want to have a beehive in our yard? What else do bees do besides make honey? What can we do to help the bees? 2. Pollinators: Where should we hang or place your pollinator house? Plants: Is it easy to transplant baby plants? What kind of plants can we grow from our vegetable scraps? 3. Soil: How does dirt feel? Does soil feel any different? How about sand? 4. Garden design, permaculture, bees, worms: Use Legos/draw on paper/ tell a creative story....If you were designing our backyard/patio/ balcony/ farm what animals would you have? Where would you plant food? How would you catch rainwater? 5. What else would you like to learn about gardening, bees, permaculture, worms, etc.?
Grow, Eat, Enjoy! Below is the recipe that you received a card for in your take-home materials today. If you would like to learn more about soups that Carmen makes, here is her blog: drowninginsoupblog.wordpress.com
Want to get involved in a volunteer-run, urban farm that grows food for families in need? Here is your opportunity! Kids are welcome too!! http://www.growcalgary.ca
We appreciate any feedback that you or your child has about the camp so that we can continue to improve our programming. Please email us at: email@example.com to let us know what you think!