YWCA Day Care | Kids Can Grow!

Posted on: May 31st, 2011 by Heather

A worm! A worm! I want to shovel! What do plants need? Sun!!!!

The kids were squealing with excitement last Friday at the first phase of Kids Can Grow.
Although we didn’t have the sunny spring day we were hoping for, we dressed for the weather and headed out and it was a great success.

We had a total of four planters: one at the entry with non-toxic native ornamental planting (where we kept the plants low enough to keep the sight lines) with varying colours and textures. The other three planters were our food garden, where we selected plants like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and strawberries, blueberries and an apple tree for the kids to plant, watch as they grow and also snack on when the time comes!

As part of the learning process, each child planted their own pot with a sunflower or bean seed to watch grow and take home. And to complete the circle, we had a brainstorming session for an eventual Farm themed mural to link the idea of where food comes from. A lot of chickens and ducks and cows were drawn….

Thank you to the YWCA CityGate team and to all the parents that participated. We’re working on Phase 2, which will focus on healthy interior plants to help purify the air.

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