It’s been a few weeks since we’ve written about the magical moments we’ve had in the Garden of Wonders!
Garden kids have been learning about leaves, seeds, soil, and teamwork! We play a lot in the garden and the kids have really taken a liking to “capture the squash,” which we have been playing most often in the native garden.
We have been collecting leaves to press and learning about how beneficial bugs and pollinators take shelter in the fallen leaves to overwinter.
Some kids may have brought home“seed bombs,” which we made together with water soluble clay, dirt, and many seeds! We included red clover, wildflowers and vegetable seeds. Seed bombs are a positive peaceful act of spreading biodiversity and helping kickstart ecological processes of land restoration.
Scroll down to read more about what we did this past week in GAP and follow us on Instagram @gardenofwonders to see our daily stories and adventures in the garden.
The past few weeks we...
-collected leaves in shades of green, yellow, and red to make leaf art inspired by the artist Andy Goldsworthy
-pressed autumn leaves in notebooks
-collected dry leaves for paper making
-made SO many seed bombs
-played SO much capture the squash
-found and released worms into our garden beds
-learned about how touching soil helps us feel happier and how it’s proven by science
-shoveled out and harvested horseradish root and leaves
-swept up the leaves in the kitchen courtyard garden
-made an indoor “tropical” garden in the stairwell of lemongrass, bananas, hibiscus, and others
-took care of our indoor plants by misting their leaves and watering their soil
-learned about how seeds travel
-added carbon to our compost bins
-learned about carbon and nitrogen ratios in making soil in our compost bins
-indoor Art time (painting, crafting)
-walks through the native garden
Mel and Jess