Gardening for Kids

April showers bring May flowers… and of course other plants. Saturday, May 26 was no exception, as 40 adults and 30 children under the age of 12 attended a gardening workshop hosted by the Sherwood Community Association. The workshop, called Gardening for Kids, taught the children everything from planting the seeds of edible seedlings to the post-harvest activities. Some children even planted seedlings in the community garden, which they can help maintain throughout the rest of the summer. The youngest gardener at the workshop was an 8-month-old baby girl, who was smiling ear-to-ear when given her own plant.

Planting the edible seedlings taught the children not only about gardening, but also about producing food, eating healthy and building a strong community. All this was achieved using the ActivateYYC grant. No permits were needed, so the full $750 went towards ensuring a great time was had by all.