At the end of last term, Mill Street Kindergarten were planning how to utilise their patio area with the weather getting warmer. Perfectly set up as a hot house, they recruited their families to help shift and set up some planters in the space.
At the start of Term 4, the kindergarten became the proud owners of 120 plants donated by Awapuni Nurseries.
Teacher Steph Boerboom said it was great to see the children working with their families to fill the planters and the outdoor vege gardens.
“It’s really special to see the children learning alongside their families as gardening is a new skill for them as well. The children have been doing a great job caring for the plants, watching them grow and change with flowers and fruit. The plants are now almost ready to harvest and share with our whānau.”
Parents and families can collect leaves of lettuce to take home for salads, and the children are hoping that the radishes, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, bok choi, spring onions, celery, zucchini, cucumber, tomatoes, strawberries and beans will soon be ready too.