Gardening Workshop

Gardening Workshop

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Description: 
In May 2016, the Thompson Association of Retired Educators (TARE) put on a Gardening Workshop for kids. The kids paid $10 each and they got to hear a story about seeds ("What Kinds of Seeds are These?" by Heidi Roemer) and they each got to plant some Marigold seeds and transplant a Coleus that one of the teachers had brought in from her garden. Excess funds from the registration went towards plants that are planted outside of the Library.
Number of sessions: 
1
Length of program session: 
30-60 minutes
Presenter(s): 
Thompson Association of Retired Educators (TARE)
Guest speaker(s) - include name and organization: 
Thompson Association of Retired Educators (TARE)
Audience
Primary Audience: 
Preschool (aged 3-4)
Primary (Gr. K-3 or aged 5-8)
Young Families/Parents
Secondary Audience: 
Young Families/Parents
Resources
Resources required (materials/supplies; food/refreshments, etc.): 
Red Solo Cups Soil Marigold Seeds Tin Foil Sharpies Watering Can Tarp (for the floor, as it was cold outside that day)
Community partners : 
Thompson Association of Retired Educators (TARE)
Funding (grants/foundations/corporations): 
Registration Fee
Budget for this program: 
$140
Evaluation
What were the goals/objectives of your program?: 
To introduce kids to gardening from the organization that takes care of the flowers and vegetables at the Library.
Feedback from Participants: 
Participants asked if it would be a regularly occurring program - we will revisit in 2017!
Highlights - what worked well?: 
The kids loved the hands on activity and the parents loved that they got to take something home with them.
What would you change about this program?: 
Nothing! It went exactly (or even better) than we had hoped.
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