Local kids build and plant veggie garden
CHILDREN from the PCYC Cannonvale after school care have been busy building a veggie garden at the centre with the help of Plants Whitsunday owner Jenny Stokes who donated a box of gardening tools to get the project off the ground.
PCYC Cannonvale School Aged Care (SAC) co-ordinator Di Quadrio said the vegetable garden would give local children hands-on experience and a better understanding of where food comes from and how it is grown.
“Jenny presented the kids with a box of gardening goodies last month and offered plenty of helpful advice on growing our own produce,” she said. “The herbs and vegetables that are grown are eaten by the children who attend the centre and we also give them samples to take home to share with their families.”
Ms Quadrio said the children previously grew herbs and vegetables by purchasing punnets, but this time round they had made their own tubes out of recyclable items before planting the seeds.
“The seeds have now started shooting and we will continue to transplant them into the garden beds over the holidays,” she said.
“All of the children are very excited about the veggie patch project and it’s a great way for them to learn about the process from start to finish.”
The PCYC Cannonvale has many other exciting activities planned for kids over the East- er holidays. On Tuesday, the children completed a mosaic art workshop with Jacqui Quadrio from Everything Mosaic and on Wednesday they learnt about Italian culture through fun painting workshops, developing language skills and making home-made pizzas. The group are now looking forward to going on a seafaring adventure to Daydream Island tomorrow (Friday, April 11).
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NEW PROJECT: PCYC Cannonvale School Aged Care (SAC) assistant Rose Kemp supervised Sureti Rokotavaga, Lachlan Vandermeyde, Charlie Windsor, (front) Tate Jackson, Jordyn Lowe, Lily Chapman, Kybie Phillips as they prepared the soil to start planting their shoots last Wednesday.