Parkland School – Room 14 – 6th June 2018

Our team of volunteers really enjoyed the final session at Parkland School. The gardens are heaving with plants and are growing so well, so instead of planting more we decided to do some other activities.  Everyone had a chance to guess how long items take to break down on our recycling timeline. This is always a surprise as sometimes only take a few days to break down and others NEVER do. What was the most surprising thing you found on the timeline? Seed tape is another activity we did. It’s a great way to correctly space vegetable such as radish and beetroot so that we don’t have to thin them out once they have sprouted. Keep the seed tape dry until spring time and then plant the whole thing in channels in the gardens.

Laughter and yummy smells were wafting out the hall doors. An amazing lunch was prepared by some very talented up and coming chefs! What was your favourite recipe of the day? I hope you give one of them a go at home one day. I think your whanau would be mighty impressed if you whipped up a vegetable stir fry for dinner one night!

Thank you room 14 for a great morning, we hope that you enjoyed yourself as much as we did. Happy gardening team, Jacinda.


Potatoes are an easy vegetable for beginners and they are a fantastic first crop in new soil as the roots and tubers break it up and make it easier to dig in the future. July/August is a good time to start sprouting your potatoes ready for planting in September. It’s a great activity for kids to do!


Grow an Avocado tree.