This week Nora, a teacher from Tulip Tree Preschool, came to Elm House to help us talk with the children about gardens. The children were invited to think about what kinds of foods might grow in a garden, to make the shape of that food with their bodies, and got to taste Rosemary and Chives.
Then we took the children outside to plant our winter garden! They helped enrich the soil with compost, dig holes for the broccoli starts and tuck the plants in! This is just the beginning of our winter garden experience, as we will be having weekly appointments with the children to care for and water the garden. Nora will also be visiting Elm House once a month to do garden presentations at circle time.
We planted broccoli starts!
Do you have any winter plants that you love to see growing in a garden, or that you know your children love to eat? Ideas and donations to our winter garden project are welcome! We would love to plant some veggies from seed to witness the process from beginning to end, and also would love some more established starts.