Tag Archives: sustainability

10 Tips To Get Children Involved In The Garden

We are frequently asked “How can I get my kids interested in gardening?”.  And these days with easy access to a range of electronic entertainment devices, it is more important than ever to encourage children to create their own garden and grow their own food.  Here are our top ten tips to encourage your kids…

Mini Succulent Garden using Recycled Tin Cans

These super cute mini gardens are incredibly easy for children to make.  Using waste tin cans and succulent cuttings, they make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift. The kids and I have been stuck inside with nasty colds so we spent some time decorating some used tin cans to be used as mini gardens. We then…

Winter Vegie Growing Competition

Yates and Junior Landcare have teamed up again to offer children, families, schools and community groups some fabulous prizes just by growing their own winter vegies and sharing their story. Yates will be providing free seeds and Gardening 4 Kids stocks plenty of child friendly garden tools, equipment and gloves to help you on your way…

Gardening and Sustainability Curriculum Resources

Bad News for Teachers:            There are less than 3 weeks before kids go back to school! Good News for Teachers:        Sustainability “How to Guides” and full lesson plans are available on the Landcare Australia website. Good News for Parents:          The How to Guides are a wonderful resource that can be used in your home garden or…

Guest Post: Sharing Our Values with Children

Today’s post is written by Leah Wheatley – environmental scientist, mum and writer of the blog Along The Way. She enjoys writing about sustainability, parenting and wellbeing, and is passionate about practising what she preaches: Being an environmental scientist, it has been very important to me to ensure that my daughter has an appreciation for…

Gardening and Sustainability Resources for Teachers

I am often asked about sustainability and gardening resources for teachers who are after ideas to use with their students. Over the years I have used a number of different websites for ideas and inspiration when planning my lessons. Here are my favourites: