Gathering in Our Great Garden
This year, Kaitlyn our Pikorua Youth Worker has been working with a group of students from Te Ara Takitini in our school garden. Over the years it has been a struggle to keep on top of the workload having a garden creates so it has been wonderful having Kaitlyn and this group of students working out the back on a weekly basis.
This week, we organised for the garden crew to share their work with Te Rōpū Whakamanawa. They gathered from across the hub and explained what they had been doing and what they have been growing. We have also been lucky enough to have their chives seedlings on our windowsill so we have noticed the sprouts popping up this week.
The crew then took us out the back and explained what they had been working on and what their plans are. We are all now anticipating the growth of the purple carrots.
We also wandered down to the school orchard and had a look at what was growing there. We saw a few feijoas growing and since they look a little scrawny at the moment, the garden crew got set up with a watering can with our beautiful worm wee to help give them a bit of a boost.
Our next step is to see what we can do to help create this space into an area where kids can enjoy and help our garden crew along their pathway as they refresh this area, learn about conditions for planting and grow some edible treats along the way.