Kids’ Veggies on the Verge (it now has a name) is progressing well. In the morning, seven kids (and two parents) walked down with us to the local Farmers Market to select plants for the garden. A friend of Jasmine and her mother were walking their dog, so they joined us too. Two of the families hadn’t been to the markets before – hopefully they might go again.
In the afternoon 10 kids (two newbies) and three parents came to finish off the bed and to do some planting and mulching. There was lots of playing too. While they were laying out the wooden steps through the garden, they played a form of stuck in the mud chasey. If they were caught, they had to fix two of the steps. They kept themselves amused as well as doing lots of work. Their commitment has been impressive!
They’ve planted cos lettuce, spinach, sugar snap peas, carrots, shallots, spring onions, strawberries, broccoli, pak choi, beetroot, potatoes, basil mint,rosemary, coriander, bush basil, dill, parsley and marigolds. There are plans for lots more!
A few people brought snacks, and a zucchini cake Cathy made went down well.
[There’s more at Kids’ Vegies on the Verge: strengthening a sense of community]