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Permaculture Hawkesbury: Pre-K Kids in the Garden – Term 2

Permaculture Hawkesbury Valley Inc Pre-K Kids In The Garden Program

Ready to plant more veggies? Permaculture Hawkesbury Valley Inc is now accepting Pre-K Kids for Term 2 of its ‘Kids In the Garden Program’ at the Australiana Pioneer Village starting late April.

The 9-week program offers diverse activities geared toward Pre-K Kids and is available in four different sessions. Term 2 features topics on animal care and feeding, gardening, composting, seeds, pests, and a final week of toasting marshmallows by the campfire.

There will be two Monday classes: the first will run from 9:00 to 10:00 AM, while the other will run from 10:45 to 11:45 AM. Meanwhile, Thursday classes run from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, while Fridays begin at 1:00 PM and end at 2:00 PM.

According to Permaculture Hawkesbury, the 9-week program will consist of the following main topics:

  • Week 1 – Pollinator Garden: “We will learn about pollinators and what plants attract butterflies, bees, and other pollinators to the garden. We will plant out a pollinator-attracting edible flower garden.”
  • Week 2 – Goat Care: “We will learn about caring for our Boar goats and Nigerian Dwarf goats. We will bottle feed and brush our baby goats.”
  • Week 3 – Seeds of Life: “We will investigate different vegetable and flower seeds. We will learn how and when to sow them and how and when to save them to grow new crops.”
  • Week 4 – Pest or Guest: “We will go on a bug hunt around the garden and remove all unwanted guests.”
  • Week 5 – Exploring the Seasons: “We will learn about the four seasons and how we grow food through the changing seasons. We learn how to use tools to help our plants grow out of season.”
  • Week 6 – Composting: “We will learn how to create a compost and what we can and can’t put in it. We will gather autumn leaves to add to our compost.”
  • Week 7 – Bug Attack: “We will learn how to protect our precious winter crops from the dreaded bug attack. We will go around the garden and use different organic methods to help protect our crops.”
  • Week 8 – Chicken Care: “We will learn what chickens can eat, what they need to be happy and healthy and what they give us in return.”
  • Week 9 – Campfire fun: “For our last class of the term, we will celebrate our hard work by sitting by the campfire toasting marshmallows and enjoying our beautiful garden that we have spent the term lovingly growing and caring for.”
Permaculture Hawkesbury Pre-K Kids In The Garden Program
© from permaculture hawkesbury valley inc

Tickets for the program cost $135 per term for the first child and $115 per term for each subsequent child from the same family. It is open to kids 2 to 4 years old. The gardening activity will be held at the Australiana Pioneer Village, located at 10 Rose St. Wilberforce, 2756.

Parents and guardians can reserve their child’s spot online via Eventbrite: Pre-K Kids In The Garden Program. An additional fee applies to online ticket reservations.

For alternate reservations, adults can email [email protected] for a payment invoice or via EFT payment at:

EFT payment to the following account-

Permaculture Hawkesbury Valley Inc

BSB: 633 000

Account: 167140045

Leave the child’s name as reference

 

Permaculture Hawkesbury Kids Holding Spuds
Kids holding spuds © permaculture hawkesbury valley inc

 

In addition, the kids will have the chance to do some garden work, check on the animals, and feed them. Attendees are advised to bring enclosed shoes, a water bottle, tea, a hat, and gardening gloves (optional).

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