Week 2: How Does Your Garden Grow?
How does your garden grow?
With love, water, sun, soil, and pollinators, of course! Each day we will "dig" into these topics with plantings, crafts, activities and even a tasty treat.
Day 1: With Love
Gardens need your love to grow! Make your own gardening apron while learning the tools of the trade. Use your creativity to make a work of art to display in your garden.
Day 2: With Soil
Dirt is fun and necessary. Make a mud pie while learning the parts of the soil then use those skills to make a tasty treat that you can eat.
Day 3: With Sunlight
Have some fun in the sun learning how to use the sun to "take a picture" and tell time.
Day 4: With Pollinators
Bees, butterflies, ladybugs, oh my! These are just a few of the pollinators needed to make your garden grow. A butterfly feeder and a special planting will help bring those good bugs to your garden.
Day 5: With Water
Rain, rain, don't go away. Water is needed to make your plants grow big and strong. Learn how plants get water to their stems and leaves, make a rain gauge to keep up with rainfall and make a "magic" water that will help keep your plants healthy!
Week 1: World of Plants
Take a trip around the world without even leaving home! Each day you will get to explore a new destination. As a “world traveler” you will learn about some of the amazing plants from each area. Make your own daily souvenir with hands- on- crafts, plantings and a passport to fun!
Day 1: Africa
Jambo! Celebrate your first day of travel by learning about some of Africa's native plants that can grow right here in Memphis. Create a tribal mask using some of these plants and more!
Day 2: Europe
Bonjour! Walk the streets of Paris and create a floral sachet, bike through the Dutch countryside where you’ll learn the history of wooden shoes, and head over to Italy to plant the ingredients for Italian cuisine. No time to waste! Vai e Divertiti (Go have fun!).
Day 3: The Middle East
Marhabaan! Take a magic carpet ride to the Middle East. Use plants from this far away land to make works of art as you learn about the rich culture of the region.
Day 4: Asia
Konichiwa! Put on your kimono and get ready for an exciting adventure through Asia. Today you will participate in a Japanese Tea Ceremony, try your hand at some origami and discover the language of the fan.
Day 5: The Americas
End your journey saying OLE! Learn about how plants can make musical instruments. Enjoy a staycation as we plant native wildflowers to help attract butterflies to your yard.
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We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)