Topic 7: The Working Garden

IDEAS AND TIPS:

Step One:

Review pages 27 - 28 of the activity handbook.  
Prepare your activity - There are great hints and tips and preparation ideas in the handbook. 
Speak to other members of staff to get them involved. 

Step Two:

Plan and advertise the event    COME AND JOIN US POSTER

Step Three:

Make sure you have all materials needed: Please see the handbook for full list and ideas.

Step Four:

As shown in the handbook - Follow the instructions to make the activity an event and use the activity handbook to guide you.

IDEAS AND TIPS:

  • Print off the Washing Line template and use as a topic of conversation and activity
  • Use the discussion cards
  • Watch the DVD "The Steamie" can be viewed and discussed 
  • Design their own garden
  • Washing day and washing lines
  • Find pictures of sculptures in magazines - cut out and make a collage
  • Garden Hangings
  • Peg Dolls
  • Indoor Gardens
  • Read stories about working gardens
  • Read, discuss or make up poems about working gardens and garden jobs

IDEAS AND TIPS:

Garden Sculptures

http://www.thesculpturewebsite.co.uk

Garden Hangings

 http://www.home2garden.co.uk

Peg Dolls

http://uk.pinterest.com/gottabesmee/peg-dolls/

Indoor Gardens

http://www.woohome.com/diy-2/26-mini-indoor-garden-ideas-to-green-your-home

Information on gardening and what to do when

http://www.aneverydaystory.com/2015/01/22/year-kitchen-garden/

Stories to read in this topic:

http://www.nationalgardenmonth.org/index.php?page=story_home

http://www.erniesworld.com/gardening-story.html

 

Poems about gardens:

http://www.poetseers.org/poem-of-the-day-archive/poems-about-gardens/

 

Kevin Harrison