Sunday, 8 September 2013

Growing Minds Greening Communities

Today I had an enjoyable time at Blackbutt Reserve which was the location of a fun event for participating child care centres, family and staff.

What is Growing Minds Greening Communities?

"The Growing Minds Greening Communities project is funded by the NSW Environment Trust. It has been designed to help local child care centres in the Shellharbour Area operate more sustainably, improve connections with families and provide resources for the children"

I was invited to come along and represent The Barrack Heights Community Garden by making a teepee and doing fun nature stuff.

I have made quite a few teepee's now and I have to say that this was the best effort so far

The kids were great and took over with their own ideas, which is supposed to happen. We had a river (blanket) with sharks and fish. We also had a garden (another blanket) that had tomatoes, carrots and peas. These were all drawn on pieces of cardboard.

I was also incredibly impressed with this young girl as I witnessed her make this teepee for her dolly. The other one is my letterbox that fell apart. She showed me how's its done!!!

With the introduction of coloured wool the teepee became a work of art....just the way I like it 

Today was a great success and for all who came along, we also were entertained with a puppet show, songs, a sausage sizzle and a variety of sustainable ideas to take home.

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