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GARDEN CLUB

Junior

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This program is brought to you through the courtesy of:

Grow, grow, grow a garden.

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WHY GARDENING?

Gardening gives children a chance to learn an important life skill, one that is often overlooked in standard school curriculums. Gardening is also a great way to teach environmental awareness by exploring the workings of nature.

With our Junior Garden Club, we create opportunities for kids to learn and grow through gardening and engaging their natural curiosity and wonder.  

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The Junior Garden Club exposes kids to a variety of fruits and vegetables and encourages taste testing straight from the ground. Kids will learn how to plant their own garden, choose which veggies to plant and learn the basics from prepping the soil to planting seeds and watering. 

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Kids will learn how to grow food in small spaces and use gardening and food activities to support learning objectives. From planting a tiny seed to making a fresh salad, our Junior Garden Club connects children to food and their environment.

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What is the Junior Garden Club?

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The Junior Garden Club runs from March 24 to October 15, 2021. Throughout the course of the club, parents will receive scheduled emails with instructions on how to plant, grow and harvest a garden, along with hands on crafts and recipe ideas. When receiving the weekly instructions make sure to review them with your child as there may be material and preparation requirements. You can choose to plant one or all of the vegetables, do it on your own time and send us pictures and videos of your progress! The activities are tailored for kids ages 8-12, however, due to popular demand we have opened up the program to children of all ages. Younger kids are welcome to join, but may require extra support with some activities.

What will we grow?

Click here to join our new School Garden Group on Facebook!

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Tomatoes

Sweet peppers

Leafy greens (kale)

Squash (zucchini)

Cucumbers

Potatoes

Onions

Carrots

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Kids will choose to GROW one or more of the following vegetables or fruit:

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Activities Included:

  • Create garden markers

  • Keep a growth chart

  • Soil investigation

  • Create a DIY milk jug watering can

  • Food waste lessons

  • Thirsty stems worksheet

  • Paint rocks for the garden

  • Learn about edible plant parts

  • Create your own seed paper 

  • Lifecycle of a butterfly

  • Homemade wind chimes 

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Recipes Included:

  • Lettuce wraps

  • Roasted tomatoes with feta

  • Sweet pepper salsa

  • Baked kale chips

  • Stuffed zucchini boats

  • Cool cucumber soup

  • Carrot muffins

  • Homemade hashbrowns

  • Pico de Gallo

  • Pickling

Let's get GROW-ing!

Download our March lesson plan to get started, then register for the club to receive regular instructions.

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June, July and August are prime growing months and there will be a new lesson plan every week.

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Click HERE to explore our How-to-Manuals for additional gardening information!

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