May 4th is the Australian Conservation Foundation’s National Play Outside Day. ‘Natured Kids’ all around Australia will be building special shelters in their front and back yards, on their nature strip or in a little bit of nearby nature. Continue reading
Caterpillars! They sure look cute and kids love finding them in the garden but boy can they cause some destruction! When I first started working in the school garden the students were so excited to show me the caterpillars that lived there. They thought of them almost like pets. That was until I explained that they were the reason the poor kale plants were looking the worse for wear. Well, then the hunt was on to rid the garden of each and every little green caterpillar that lived there. Continue reading
Do you love smoothies and chips? If so, kale is the vegie for you! Don’t believe me? Well read on to find out some great recipes and facts all about this great little plant. Continue reading
One of my fellow gardening teacher colleagues put me on to this recipe for cooking with kids. It is a variation of the classic Chang’s Noodle Salad using pak choy or bok choy. It is a very popular salad dish that children love making. It is simple to prepare, uses produce that can easily be grown in the garden, is cheap and to top it all off – it is delicious! Continue reading
The days are getting shorter, the mornings are getting cooler and the leaves are starting to yellow which means that autumn has begun. Now is the time to start thinking about what you would like to plant with the kids over the autumn months.