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Permaculture Hawkesbury: In the Garden Program for ages 2 to 4

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Permaculture Hawkesbury Valley Inc is back with another pair of fun gardening activities perfect for kids this Summer 2024.

Kids can join two Term 1 ‘In The Garden’ programs, one for those aged 2 to 4 and a second for those aged 5 to 15 years. The 7-week program is part of the organisation’s regular workshops that offer a diverse curriculum with hands-on interactions with livestock, poultry, vegetables, and all the critters a typical garden has.

For the Pre-K kiddos, one term costs $100 for the first child and $80 per term for every subsequent child from the same family. Class dates are on Mondays: 29th January, 5th February, 12th February, 19th February, 11th March, 18th March, and 25th March. 

UPDATE as of 9th January 2024: Mondays are now sold out according to Permaculture Hawkesbury Valley Inc. Slots have been opened on Fridays, starting at 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Session starts on 2nd February, 9th February, 16th February, 23rd February, 8th March, 15 March, and 22nd March.

For Friday sessions, reservations can also be made via Eventbrite: Pre-K Kids In The Garden Program (Friday Class).

Permaculture Hawkesbury In The Garden Program 2 To 4
The announcement poster for the upcoming pre-k kids in the garden program term 1 © permaculture hawkesbury

The topics that each week will cover are as follows:

Week 1

  • Fairies and butterfly garden. We will learn about pollinators and what plants attract butterflies. We will plant out a butterfly attracting garden and decorate it with fairy figurines and furniture. Who knows, maybe we will attract fairies to our garden too!
  • Water and weed the garden.
  • Check on the chickens, ducks and big goats. Bottle feed the baby goats.
  • Free play

Week 2

  • Scarecrow making. We will learn about pests in the garden and ways we can protect our crops. We will make a scarecrow to watch over our garden for us.
  • Water and weed the garden.
  • Check on the chickens, ducks and big goats. Bottle feed the baby goats.
  • Free play

Week 3

  • Seed Germination. We will learn about how seeds germinate and what seeds need to grow big and strong. We will sow bean seeds in a jar and watch them sprout and form root systems
  • Water and weed the garden.
  • Check on the chickens, ducks and big goats. Bottle feed the baby goats.
  • Free play

Week 4

  • Mini Beasts. We will learn about what bugs live in our garden and if they help or hinder. We will go on a mini beast hunt around the garden. We will make a mini bee hotel to take home.
  • Water and weed the garden.
  • Check on the chickens, ducks and big goats. Bottle feed the baby goats.
  • Free play

Week 5

  • Mini greenhouse. We will learn about how we can create perfect conditions for plants to grow. We will make and sow mini greenhouses to take home and grow.
  • Water and weed the garden.
  • Check on the chickens, ducks and big goats. Bottle feed the baby goats.
  • Free play

Week 6

  • Compost and Worms. We will learn about how we can turn our kitchen scraps into nutrients for our garden. We will feed our worms, turn our compost piles and read a special worm story
  • Water and weed the garden.
  • Check on the chickens, ducks and big goats. Bottle feed the baby goats.
  • Free play

Week 7

  • Animal care. We will learn about what’s involved in caring for our chicken, ducks and goats. We will prepare a yummy, nourishing, treat for our chooks and feed them.
  • Water and weed the garden.
  • Check on the chickens, ducks and big goats. Bottle feed the baby goats.
  • Free play

Interested guardians can contact the organisation for booking and payment via its official Facebook page.

In addition, online reservations can also be made via Eventbrite, subject to the platform’s fee: Pre-K Kids In The Garden ProgramAs of 9 January, Mondays are sold out. 

Attendees are advised to wear enclosed shoes, a hat, and gardening gloves (optional) and bring their own water bottle or morning tea. 

Permaculture Hawkesbury is located at the Australiana Pioneer Village at 10 Rose St in Wilberforce. 

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