Cloverlea School – Room 1 – 22nd August 2018

Well our session with room 1 at Cloverlea School sure was exciting! Not only did we set off the smoke alarm which called the fire brigade in, we managed to flood the kitchen too! Whoops 🙂

The weather didn’t know what it was doing so we decided to doing the gardening part of the session inside. There were lots of fun activities to do. Saving pumpkin seeds for planting in the spring, making seed tape, making wheat head people and mini green houses for bean seeds. I wonder how you wheat head people and bean seeds are doing? Maybe you could take some photos and send them to me!

I noticed some super cooking skills in the hall and there were yummy smells drifting around. I love it when I see people working together to get a job done and room 1, you sure did well. I hope you enjoyed eating the lunch as much as I did! Maybe you could try making your favourite recipe at home for your whanau. All the recipes are just to left… give one a go!

Our team of volunteers all enjoyed their morning with you, you were such a well behaved and polite class, I can’t wait to come back and see some of you again next year! Hopefully we will be able to plant in the garden and not evacuate the whole school to the courts!

Happy gardening my friends, 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.