Re: cg summer program grades 1-5
- Subject: Re: [cg] cg summer program grades 1-5
- From: Adam36055@aol.com
- Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2005 23:05:00 EDT
As I get older, I get lazier - if a wheel has been invented, I'll slap it on
my wagon in a heartbeat. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden's 92 year old
children's garden program is truly wonderful.
A few years back, my late wife Allegra and I toured the Brooklyn Botanical
Garden with a docent that Brooklyn Greenbridge director and ACGA had set up for
us as an anniversary gift. We were especially impressed with their Children's
Garden program, which seemed like a children's wonderland of small trowels
and wheelbarrows, and intent young gardeners.
It would be hard to duplicate in a summer, but if you get some programming
information from the BBG - I'd contact Ellen Kirby at firstname.lastname@example.org -
there are plenty of "wheels" up there with child sized weeders. I'm sure there are
copies of curriculum in the library there as well.
Best wishes and good luck,
> Subj: [cg] cg summer program grades 1-5
> Date: 6/9/05 10:22:41 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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> I have a group of 10 first through fifth graders interested in plants and
> gardening as well as a donated community garden plot and vegetable
> seeds/seedlings. With the help of a few other volunteers, we are setting up
> after school/summer program for these kids. What we are trying to do is
> these kids the basics of plants and gardening, the importance of fruits and
> veggies in a healthy lifestyle, and instill an appreciation of nature.
> Has anyone done anything similar? Just about ready to get started and am
> to get a feel for the depth of knowledge this age group typically has with
> plants. I don't want to bore them, but don't want to get too complicated
> either! Any suggestions for activities aside from basic garden tasks? Any
> help or suggestions would be very much appreciated.
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