Instant Straw Bale Garden
Ideal tool for learning about sustainable growing. Build an instant straw bale garden as part of the experience that you can keep and enjoy over the next 6-8 months
An interactive 1.5-hour incursion including mat time and planting out 3 pre-prepared BaleGrow gardens.
The first 30 minutes will be full of props such as different methods of sustainable gardening and the unveiling of a well-established straw bale garden. Children will be touching wheat grain, loose and still on the stem.
The next 40 minutes’ will be outside. The first 10 minutes will be with the whole group chatting about what plants we are planting and benefits of growing our own food. Groups will be then split into 5-6 children to plant in their new straw bale garden.
The last 20 minutes will be gathering children back on the mat, re-capping what we have achieved and what the group is going to have to do to help look after the garden. What the garden may produce over the year and why should we eat healthy food.
Included in this session:
- Straw bale garden
- Seedlings for every child to plant
- Take home gift for every child
- Resource kit for educators to maintain the garden
- Many new and engaging learning experences
Program based on 25 children
Additional travel charges will apply 30km outside of Somerville