This year was our second annual family gardening event and it is quickly becoming a favourite part of spring at the Centre. We were overwhelmed with how many parents, grandparents and caregivers came to help us plant the gardens! This year, the families helped us plant our vegetable gardens, fairy gardens and flower pots. Each family chose a place to start, some choosing to start with vegetable seeds, vegetable plants or flowers. Parents and children worked together to ensure that everything was planted successfully, no one was afraid to get their hands dirty! When the plants and seeds were in the soil, the children and their families added water so that the plants would grow big and strong.
The families also had the opportunity to partake in a few different gardening activities with their children. They made garden markers and planted their own plant to take home for their gardens.
Gardening with children has so many benefits but most importantly, it shows the children the impact that they can have on the environment and teaches them about sustainability.
We are so grateful to all the families that came out to help us with our gardens. We can’t wait for next year!