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Community Garden

Parent  |  Grandparent

Outdoor inspired knowhow.

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The inspired journey

Real life learning for the real world

Purpose

Condifence

Social Skills

Awareness

Resilience

Where the past links to the future

Having been blessed with seven grandchildren I can't express enough, the love that I feel for each and every one of them. As a grandparent the need to spend as much time as possible with them is highly important. Time together to watch movies, going on day trips, fun times in the pool or find out how things are going at school, just to mention a few, rank high on my to-do list.

         Grandkids are a grandparents link to the future, Grandparents are kids link to the past. Expressed another way:

         “Grandkids are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.” Lois Wyse

 

Equally important, time to support, encourage, and some words of wisdom during time they are troubled or stressed. Sadly, due to the digital age we live in, as a grandparent I compete with electronic devises for their attention and openness to listen. I had a need to be creative on how I can simply come along side them one on one to have quality conversation.

This was one of the reasons I wrote and developed Kids CAN garden. Being together, planning and working with them, creates a relaxed way to be engaged together and able to have the important conversations. So what I have learned from my past can be transferred and linked for them  in some way, in which they can carry into their futures.

There is no better time than NOW ……to lead the way!

Outdoor inspired knowhow

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Social and Emotional support

Encourage, engage as they discover more of the outside world around them and together lead them to develop awareness, responsibility, flexibility, and perseverance.

2

Mentoring and Role modelling

Facilitate, guide your kids through the activities as the garden becomes the classroom. Spending time together creates opportunities to have important discussion and conversations. Journaling and reflection at the end of each topic allow you to monitor their progress.

3

Pastoral Care Support

Outdoor learning groups creates a framework for kids feeling they belong, connected to a purpose, involved in the garden and able to perform to their full potential. Happy kids will integrate well with others and any problems will be spotted, allowing you to provide the support required.

4

Educational Support 

Outdoor learning in the garden supports science, math's and literacy learnt in the classroom by providing practical applications in the real world through activities and projects.

5

Community Engagement 

Creating a community garden will require sustainable relationships with the broader community.

·       Obtain supplies and resources

·       Assistance from parents, guardians or volunteers

·       Setting up a grower’s market

·       Support or sponsorship from local businesses

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Spring Workbook
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How the program is structed

Seasonal

Workbooks includes Spring, Summer, Autumn/Fall and Winter seasons, and packed with lessons and activities suitable for each season.

oUTDOOR 

Every garden a classroom. Outdoor learning provides endless opportunities for kids to learn in the real world. Also provides wide range of academic, health and wellbeing benefits increased feelings of happiness, as well as improved memory, focus and creativity!

pre directed

 Suitable for  parents/ grandparents with no gardening knowledge. Kids with different experience levels can be guided and enjoy the engaging activities.

REAL LIFE

Lessons learned in the garden are about growing as people, learning responsibility, flexibility, perseverance, gaining problem-solving skills, and learning to looking at the world differently.

JOURNALING

At the end of each lesson Kids are required to reflection on what, why they learnt and how to use this knowledge. This also provide opportunity to evaluate their level of engagement monitor their well being.

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Mentoring program

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Family Gardening

Encourage

Engage

Educate

Working in the Garden
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