Last Friday Reed was home from Kindy as his school had a pupil-free day. We took complete advantage of this, and the temporarily clear weather, to plant some fruit and vegetable seedlings in the front garden.
First was a trip to pick what seedlings we would plant. Reed ran to the strawberry seedlings – he just loves the idea of having his own plant at home!
So, why did we choose to do this? Life education had partnered with Yates to help encourage young people to get out into the garden to grow and learn about forming healthy habits. I thought this was a fantastic idea to do at home too.
To encourage this further, they are running a competition to win $1000 grant for your school, pre-school or community group. I know that Reed had a great time learning about how to plant these seedlings, from which ones we could plant, what was required to prepare the soil and the fact he’s checking on these daily to see if they have grown yet!
It’s so easy to be in the running to start this in your children’s school, pre-school or community group. Simply fill in an application for via the website by clicking here. You’ll have to do this quickly though because applications close June 15th!
Winning a $1000 grant for a garden can improve kids mental well-being and keep them physically active. Plus, they just get so much enjoyment out of an activity like this. I’ll be entering for Reed’s Kindy to be in the running. I know the kids would love learning all about planting seedlings and taking care of them.
Don’t forget – those applications are due 15th June. Find the extra information here. Good luck!!