Gardening playgroup draws many families
An interactive gardening playgroup for parents and children recently started at the Karratha Community Garden has been experiencing increasing success.
The garden committee has been running Junior Green Thumbs and Parents gardening sessions on Monday mornings for the past few months, giving families the chance to socialise in a relaxed environment out of the Pilbara sun.
Community Garden project manager Sarina Daniels said the playgroup had come a long way in the months since she started it.
“I started it because there are not a lot of interactive groups for parents and children to be together here, for ages across the board,” she said. “It started off from a group of four mums and from there, it just grew. The homeschoolers came, people from Wickham came, and we’ve had people from Exmouth say we actually adore what you’re doing and would like to do something like it.
“The group has gone from four mums to up to 16 families, so it’s really grown on a consistent basis. It’s an oasis, it’s a space for people to just come and be, let their kids be out in nature, and put their energy to practical use.”
The garden committee held a thank-you day last week for families who have been involved from its beginning.
Children planted sunflower seeds, made their own pizza toppings, learnt about plant-based essential oils and enjoyed facepainting by Coloured by Claire artist Claire Bailey.
Ms Daniels said the day had gone “fantastically” well. “We had so many new families,” she said.
Junior Green Thumbs and Parents sessions are held at the Karratha Community Garden every Monday from 8am to 11am.
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Parents and young children are flocking to the new Green Thumbs sessions at the Karratha Community Garden.