Monday, September 30, 2013

Carrot Legs!

We found carrot legs in the garden on Saturday! Have you ever found something like this in your garden?
The Children's Room would like to thank everyone for a great spring and summer of gardening! We will see you next spring to prepare for our garden of 2014! 

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Cultivating Kids Garden Day - This Saturday, September 28th!

We have yet another Garden Day this Saturday at 10AM for all ages! On Saturday we'll be picking tomatoes and some carrots, weeding, digging up the morning glories, creating our own nature journal and having fun! Don't dress up for this program (as always) and be prepared for sunshine, it looks like it will be beautiful on Saturday - so bring your sunglasses! See you then!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

September 7th Garden Day!

We had a beautiful garden day today - perfect weather! We watered, weeded, checked out the compost, and harvested beans and tomatoes! Next time we may even be able to pick the carrots! See you then!

 The sunflowers are getting so large, they are starting to droop.

 This sunflower is just about ready to bloom!

 Rebecca, Hannah, and Sasha picking beans!

 A bright and small sunflower.

Lamb's ear in the petting garden!

 Rebecca weeded diligently today!

 Sasha and Hannah weeding the petting garden!

 More weeding!

 Watering the beans!

 The tomato plants have grown in exponentially!

 Cosmos looking lovely - or as Hannah called them today, the "gizmos"!

 Hannah watering the nasturtiums!

 The zinnias at the edge of the garden are looking brilliant.

 Watering the sunflowers!

Mammoth sunflowers - growing bigger than Rebecca!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Cultivating Kids Garden Day!

Join us for Garden Day this Saturday, September 7th! Drop in anytime from 10AM until 11AM for weeding, watering, harvesting, and fun! Do wear sunscreen and a hat - it's going to be 75 and sunny! And as always, do not dress up for this program as we'll be digging in the dirt. All ages are welcome to help us in the garden!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

August 22nd Cultivating Kids Garden Day!

Today we were able to water, weed, harvest (a LOT!) and create our own little birdfeeder that the kids were able to take home!

First, we picked lots of beans and tomatoes

 Then, everybody worked on their cheerios-on-a-string! They are perfect for feeding the birds - and so easy!
 Hannah picked all kinds of beans

 Hannah, Tegan, and Elizabeth working on their birdfeeders!

 Rebecca and Tyler watering the marigolds!

 Our zinnias are looking radiant!

 A bumblebee stopped by to say hello!

 Sarah watered our mammoth sunflowers!

We picked so many tomatoes and beans, they filled the bucket to the brim!

We hope to see everyone again in a few weeks on Saturday, September 7th at 10AM! We'll hopefully be picking the carrots, weeding, and watering, too! See you then!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Garden Day - this Thursday, August 22nd!

We hope to see you this Thursday, August 22nd, from 10AM until 11AM! We'll be weeding, harvesting, watering a lot (it's been hot!) and doing a craft! Don't forget to wear lots of sunscreen as the weather is supposed to be beautiful (but hot!) and also your best digging-in-the-dirt clothing! Hope to see you on Thursday morning!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Now Donating our Fresh Produce to the St. Charles Children's Home!

Our garden is in full bloom - and giving us lots of cherry tomatoes, beans, and cucumbers! For the past months, we have been taking the produce to the Salvation Army Soup Kitchen. Recently, they let us know that although they very much appreciate our fresh veggies, they help to feed many people every day, whereas at the St. Charles Children's Home there are many less mouths to feed - which would mean our produce would make a much bigger difference! 
The St. Charles Children's Home was in agreement with us and so we've decided to give our produce to the Home each week. 

Hope to see you at Garden Day this Thursday morning to help us so gather the veggies to bring to the Children's Home! Thanks for everyone's continued support to the Cultivating Kids Garden Program!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Garden Day, August 8th!

This morning we had another garden day and though it looked like rain, we stayed dry! Today we picked weeds, harvested purple beans and cherry tomatoes, explored the garden, and painted garden gnomes! We'll see you next time on Thursday, August 22nd!

 Hannah's purple bean

 Sarah looking for beans!

 Zinnias looking gorgeous!

 More zinnias!

 Rebecca did a great job pulling lots of weeds for us today!

 Our cherry tomatoes are ripening!

Our marigolds are looking lovely, too!

 Rebecca painting her garden gnome.

 The cucumbers are getting bigger!

 Hannah demonstrating how tall the corn is growing!

 Logan painting his vampire gnome.

 Sadie and Chloe painting their gnomes.

 Our harvest for the day!

 Sadie's beautiful gnome!

 We found some bugs!

 Logan's finished vampire gnome!
 We found some mysterious insect eggs...

 Rebecca pulled up a serious weed!

Chloe's finished gnome!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purple beans!

Our purple beans grew like crazy! We had so many that we harvested some yesterday. We'll soon have more - and tomatoes, too! Join us for the next Garden Day on August 8th where we will be harvesting, watering, weeding, and painting our own garden gnomes! 
See you then!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thursday July 18th Garden Day!

We had so much gardening fun this morning! We harvested some peas, weeded a lot, and watered everything (several times!) We found a few interesting bugs and had a blast despite the heat.

 We found an aphid!

 We also spotted this beetle underneath a zucchini plant!

 Checking out the zucchini plants.

 Maxx found a whole bunch of blooming zinnias!

 Maxx did a wonderful job watering the garden!

 Chloe helped us pick a lot of weeds!

 We harvested some peas!

 Diana helped us water (the plants and the pavement!)

Can you spot the dragonfly that Maxx found?

We'll see you next time on Thursday, August 8th! We'll be doing a (really fun!) craft and lots of more gardening fun!