On Thursday nights, member's of TGP gathered tools & materials and headed into the Campus Corps classrooms!
We brought our successful program of gardening with kids & prepared to get messy! And I mean that both literally and figuratively.
Kids love to get dirty and so introducing them to directed dirt digging, in a classroom, allowing a small garden box in which to play, thrilled these little worm-seekers! To keep it short, we had some fun!
The kids, mostly eager to just play in the dirt, came with a multitude of experiences with gardening. They enlightened us as we all shared time drawing, painting and planting. We taught them to 'let go' and accept that things in gardening (much like life) will go awry, and to take the learning opportunity to connect with the earth in a real and meaningful way. They'll learn respect for the forces of nature, see how life cycles through the seasons, and they'll actually enjoy eating the vegetables that they grow.
We're excited for the 2013 sessions and will be creating an abundance of activities that will keep these kids growing in the years to come!
If you are interested in learning more about our Garden Time! Program and becoming a part of our volunteer team, email email@example.com for more information