Kinder

Kindergarten & Child Care Incursions

Teaching Children to Grow

Our Melbourne based garden incursions aim to bring the joys of organic gardening and sustainability to children in the early years. To
nurture a sense of wonder, excitement and empowerment through growing food that is healthy for us, in a way that is healthy and sustainable
for our environment.

What we do

The Sage Garden will provide activities tailored to the specific needs of the individual Kindergartens/Child Care Centres.
These include but are not limited to:

45 minute edible seed planting incursions – learning through story, song and practical gardening activities: Ideal for children 3 years and above

  • Reading a gardening story
  • Planting an edible seed to take home, with a letter from the seed to the child and family explaining who it is and what it will need to help it grow
  • Decorating a seed carry bag (so the soil won’t spill on the way home!)
  • Reflection
  • Goodbye Rhyme

One hour rotational gardening incursions – three education stations with the support of the teachers: Ideal for children 4 years and above

  • Planting an edible seed to take home, with a letter from the seed to the child and family explaining who it is and what it will need to help it grow
  • Decorating a seed carry bag (so the soil wont spill on the way home!)
  • Planting and discussing seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs
  • Reflection and goodbye rhyme

One hour worm farm and composting incursions – two educations stations with the support of the teachers: Ideal for children 3 years and above

  • Reading a story about Waleed the Worm
  • Discussion and practical activity sorting rubbish, recycling and materials for worm farms or composting
  • Meeting the worms!
  • Setting up a worm farm or compost
  • Reflection and goodbye rhyme

Establishing a garden bed. This is dependant on the individual needs and requirements of the Kindergarten / Child Care Centre and can include:

  • Garden Design
  • The supply and delivery of all materials (soil, mulch, seedlings, seeds)
  • The construction and planting of the garden beds (working with existing garden beds or with our own custom built beds)
  • A one hour gardening session with the children after the construction of the beds. Where the children will sow seeds, plant seedlings, mulch
  • and water the new garden beds. They will also discuss what has been planted and how the garden will grow.
  • The Sage Garden can return seasonally to maintain the garden and continue to run garden sessions with the children.

The ever-changing nature of gardening keeps children intrigued and excited about being a part of the growing experience – it is an activity which can last a lifetime.

For more information, please call 0419 873 951 or email thesagegarden@gmail.com or visit Our Facebook Page

We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your children and we would be delighted to meet with you to discuss the concept.

The Sage Garden, Teaching Children to Grow