Children from Goodstart Early Learning Centre in Corowa enjoyed a sensorial experience at the Corowa Tree of Life Community Garden on Wednesday, April 18 as part of their Out of Hours School (OSCH) holiday program.
Lisa Moore, the (OSCH) coordinator approached Sally Hughes, Corowa and District Junior Landcare officer to run a nature based, hands on experience for the students.
The children enjoyed a garden discovery scavenger hunt.
They dug for worms and critters in the compost heap, explored the frog pond and helped garden volunteer Rob Davis to feed the chooks.
The children made a biodegradable pot into which they planted sweet pea seeds.
These will be planted at the Goodstart centre.
The experience gives the children some ideas that they could easily apply in their home gardens.
The children’s enthusiasm and smiles were ample proof that children benefit from simple outdoor experiences.
It is hoped that the children from the Goodstart centre can return in the Spring for another session.