Children are our future
The kids area is a play, exploration and learning space where we run a weekly after-school program, Sprouts Club.
We offer activities that help kids learn about how to plant, grow, harvest and share the delicious fruit, vegetables and herbs.
The garden uses food cubes as an accessible and experimental way for children to try growing a variety of plants.
The habitat garden spaces create protected areas small friends like birds,
pollinating insects, frogs, lizards, bugs or ladybirds.
There's a hopscotch and sandpit and children are encouraged to play, but should tidy up before they go.
Tours and activities for schools, preschools and children's community groups bring children for planned activities. Get in touch or call convenor, Rob on 0438 308 755 for bookings.
This fun after school and school holiday program covers an introduction to gardening.
Activities can include almost anything - soil preparation, planting seeds, caring for plants, harvesting, visiting the chooks, feeding the worm farm and composting and more. They will also build and care for habitat and learn garden ecology.
It runs weekly from in line with the Wednesday garden market.
Join the club
You don't have to be a member to come to a Sprouts Club session, everyone is welcome. Sessions are designed for 8 to 12 year olds but a much wider range of ages enjoy them. We try to keep things afforable for families so it's around $5 per 45 minute session.
Carers must stay on site for the session, and are encouraged to take part with the children. Our carers are commonly grandparents, and activities act as a focus for a lot of shared fun and learning.
Children have interacted with our chooks, learned about mushrooms and cheese making, enjoyed arts and craft activities, and so much more.
Our garden is a great way for kindergardens, schools and other groups to learn about a range of topics including gardening, sustainability, science, art, geography, history and food technology.
We can customise a tour or activity to suit the educational aims of the group. Activities and tours have a small charge to cover event planning and materials.