The journey began in Spring with spades full of Bokashi compost to entice the worms, a sprinkle of seeds, a covering of soil, a splosh of water, and lots of observation!
Slowly our garden has flourished, and with each plant growing has come an opportunity to learn… including taste testing as they grow! The tamariki regularly nibble on the parsley, and have enjoyed pulling the beetroot up and prepping it to eat for a snack. We have even tried adding chopped spinach to pikelets; they were delicious and quickly gobbled up!
Some plants have now finished bearing vegetables, and as the seasons change we have new things to enjoy and learn about; Monarch caterpillars are now wiggling along our plants and turning into chrysalises. The tamariki spend so much time watching and discussing what they notice, and thinking of ways to care for all that lives. Papatuuaanuku cares for us and we care for her, and the learning is always changing and growing with the seasons.