Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Kids Gardening and a Craft

by Emily and Claire


 
Our family loves to garden. Every year we grow some of our own fruits and vegetables.
 


Some seeds do better in our B.C. climate then others for example our zucchini won over the cantaloupe.

Digging up potatoes is so much fun!

Rock or Potato? 

Watering (each other) is another favourite!
 

  
We have been so busy with the planting, watering, and weeding we didn't pay a lot of attention to the seeds.  This year while volunteering at a G2T (garden to table soup kitchen) we learned how to make a greenhouse and collect seeds for next spring instead of buying them.
 
 
Making a greenhouse
 

Harvesting beans

 
 Today we made origami packets to store our seeds. 
 

 
How to make your own seed packet:
 
Fold an 8'x8' piece of paper in half corner to corner 
Fold right corner over to left. And left corner to the right.
Fold top over and tuck in (we glued the outer flap in place). 
Draw your picture.
 
If you enjoy origami you may like our Origami Finger Puppets. 
 
 
 
 
Feel free to share your project photo's on our Facebook Page.  We would sure love to see them!
 
Happy gardening!