Children's Climate Change Project
3 - 5 yrs (Foundation)
We were amazed when we first publicised our National Lottery Community Funded climate change garden project onto Facebook - on Wed 7th April, that we would receive such an overwhelming demand for spaces! We were overly subscribed with over 70 people wanting one of the 24 places. We then decided to set up two groups, one for the foundation phase (3-5 yrs) and the other for juniors (age 5+ yrs).
The foundation group #Letsgrowtogether workshops are funded by DS Smith, will contain more of a craft element and start from Sat 12th June.
Ideally we'd like to set up a gardening club/ group with the same children coming to all 15 workshops but this isn't always practical. Parents were contacted and asked to confirm which workshops they could attend and if there were any gaps then spaces could be allocated to the children on our waiting list. This is the fairest way of doing things so children on the waiting list are given the chance to come.
Children aged 3 - 5 yrs will be able to attend 15 free gardening workshops, led by Tasha Gittings. They're designed to promote the values of sustainable living through growing vegetables and the vital role that pollinators play in producing our food. As well as enjoyable gardening activities at our Centre’s climate change garden, the children will be able to take a fun activity pack home to complete. Also included is a recipe card in the pack to promote healthy eating which has been provided by Cardiff resident, Michael Bell - a Brand Marketing manager and food writer (see his website). The gardening workshops will run from 12th June to 29th January 2022, on the second Saturday of every month during term time and weekly on Thursday mornings 10.30 - 12.30 during school holidays. If the weather is poor a takeaway option is available.