The Connecting Junior Gardeners Program is a four-part educational gardening resource developed by the Victorian Schools Garden Program (VSGP) for primary aged school children. The Program consists of a suite of videos, fact sheets and activities, developed to inspire and excite children to discover the joys and benefits of gardening together.
As well as learning some of the foundations of gardening, children will be able to enjoy physical exercise, a connection with nature, being mindful and sharing the whole experience with their peers. Children will also get to pack their virtual school bags and join us for an exciting excursion!
The Program comes with a handy curriculum plan to help teachers to easily embed it into their classroom.
How to Make a Worm Tower
A worm tower acts like a high-rise hotel for worms, allowing them to enter, stay, eat and leave below ground – away from predators. It creates a suitable home for composting worms, who generally don’t like to travel much, and who don’t naturally thrive in your garden. Worm towers can be used instead of, or in conjunction with, worm farms and can be used around the garden to help build up worm populations and soil fertility. They are simple to implement and really easy to maintain.
From Kitchen to Garden
Discover how to explore and learn how to start a garden on the from things in the home kitchen. Very few people realise this, but we can start growing plants from food waste. Old potatoes, spring onion scraps, pumpkin seeds, celery offcuts, coriander seeds, sprouted sweet potatoes – from old food, we can grow new food!
Three Ways to Start a Garden
There are many ways to start a garden. You don’t need much and it can provide you with ongoing fulfilment. In this video you’ll discover three very easy and effective ways of getting a garden going at home.
Learn how to make a self-wicking pot out of up-cycled materials from around the home. Then we will look at three methods of growing in your pot– from seed, cutting and root stock. The best part? You’ll get start a garden and watch as it grows!
Virtual Excursion to a Micro Farm
Join us for this awesome excursion to Otway Sown & Grown, a Micro Farm located in the heart of the Otways, Victoria. The property is about 100 metres from the centre of the small township of Gellibrand. The owners, John and Jo, live on the 2.5 acre property that grows a range of seasonal vegetables year-round. They use a no-dig system and all of their produce is organically grown.