Gardening with Tamariki programme


"This is a great start up and affordable programme, where the teachers can support but Anita has the ideas, resources and follow through. Anita is always available with prompt replies for any questions around gardening. Anita is great with the children" - Zoe  Russell, Center Owner, Bright Beginnings Montessori

"The highlight of the gardening program has been the children learning how seeds grow and how to care for their own gardens. I have seen an increased interest in how plants grow, what has grown during the week and who gets to water during the day. They have loved this program and so have I"  - Alison Ouellette, Ako Rolleston Early Childhood Education & Care

"It has been wonderful to have your knowledge and input into revamping our vege patch! It has given us the opportunity to get this up and running again and the children have learnt a lot about how to care for it and maintain it, as well as our teaching team" - Emma Morland, YMCA Bishopdale

"Seeing the children revisiting the seedlings and wanting to participate and care for them and being given the responsibility to garden themselves. This is a great way to get children involved in hands on learning that promotes caring for the environment and learning more about the living and natural worlds" - Stef Knight, New Beginnings Preschool


Workshops for Kaiako


"Anita, thank you for all the wonderful tips. I think the workshop was well run. I got lots of great tips for vertical gardens, for sowing and ideas of experiements with bean seeds and cotton wool" - Sue Austin, Kindercare Avonhead

"It helped me in gaining a better understanding of how to garden correctly and how important it is for the soil to be well looked after for things to grow and flourish in. Anita gave us great handouts and relevant information that was easy to understand. It is a fantastic way for teachers to be involved and have an understanding of gardening" - Laura Wickstead, New Beginnings Preschool

"Anita recently shared her knowledge with us through a Gardening with Young Children workshop. Presentation was professional, interesting and shared in a way that included those taking part well. Also some interesting hands on activities that could be shared with tamariki too" - Julie, The Nanny Company

Professional Development for Early Childhood Centres

"The content was great. I really liked how Anita tailored the session to meet the learning outcomes of our centre planting project. Do it!!!! - we referred our sister centre to get Anita to share with their team too" - Sarah Keown, Eduplay Childcare Westgate – PD via Zoom

"Great handouts and relevant information, easy to understand. A fantastic way for teachers to be involved and have an understanding of gardening" – Laura Wickstead, New Beginnings Preschool – PD in person