Last summer we filled you in the Passport to Permaculture Summer Camps from The World in a Garden. They’re continuing the program, which helps kids get up close and personal with their food, this fall. If your children love digging in the dirt, you may want to check out one or both of their gardening classes.
Learning About Permaculture
During the gardening classes Vancouver kids will learn about the three ethics of permaculture: care of the earth, care of all people and fair share. They’ll get their hands dirty and do fun garden activities that represent these ethics. Kids who get involved can expect to do some fall planting, arts and crafts with reusable materials, make a garden salad in a jar and a whole lot more. They’ll also be learning about where their food comes from and spending time outdoors.
The World In A Garden is an urban agriculture project on Vancouver’s West Side. It’s dedicated to teaching the community about the benefits of local food systems. Those benefits are nutritional, cultural, social and environmental. The group was established in 2007 by nutritionist Tricia Sedgwick, supported by Charlotte Katzen of the Jewish Family Service Agency. Since it started, The World in a Garden has been educating people about growing food from seed to table and promoting cross-cultural acceptance. These gardening classes for kids are just an extension of that.
Gardening Classes at The World in a Garden
Here are all the details:
When – September 2 and October 25, 2012 from 3:30-5:30pm
Where – The World in a Garden, West 57th Avenue and East Boulevard
Cost – $20 for one session, $30 for both
Register / More info – 604.257.5151, X.1213
Really, though, why should we let the kids have all the fun? If you’d like to get your own hands dirty, or find out how you can get involved at The World in a Garden, visit their website. You can also drop by the garden any Monday between 3:30 and 5:30pm. Take in a garden tour, followed by a volunteer work party. You’ll be learning and contributing at the same time.