The Gardening with Tamariki Programme supports young children to learn about the whole process involved with growing their own food, from sowing a seed through to harvesting, preparing and eating the produce on a seasonal basis. The programme operates in Christchurch and surrounding areas and is run on a fortnightly basis. The programme runs for a minimum of three months, however, ideally it would be an on-going year round addition to your centre curriculum.

Each session is one hour long, starting with a story or similar, and followed by hands ongardening experiences. It includes a range of sustainably-linked garden related activities to support young children's learning. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • sowing seeds
  • planting and caring from seedlings
  • making their own compost
  • investigations of what lives in the soil

If a centre has a worm farm, or wishes to set one up, then care of the worm farm can form part of the programme. In keeping with my sustainability principles, where possible I will re-use and re-purpose everyday items to support children's learning in the garden. I provide all of the equipment including the books, stories, gardening tools and watering bottles. 

Contact me to find out more about this programme and how it can support children's learning in your centre

Contact Person: Anita Croft
Phone: 021 047 8844

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