“Biodynamic Gardening with Children” by Sandra Frain for KINDLING: The Journal for Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Care and Education

BIODYNAMICS, GARDENING, TEACHING
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Glenaeon School Newsletter – Class 2 Garden Sprouts

TEACHING

Class 2 were excited to come back and look at the sprouting garlic and carrots that they planted before the holidays. With gardening teacher Sandra Frain, they observed the beautiful bulbs starting to flower and began digging with earnest in the new garden bed. The light rain has been wonderful for the earth. They sprinkled a rich mineral fertiliser made from weeds gathered in the previous term.

Tree Care: The Healing Way – Wed 27 July 1930-2100

GARDENING, TEACHING

To reach out and to care for trees is an empowering capacity that we can develop with the children in our lives.

In this workshop you will learn how to make a nourishing covering for the favourite trees in your life. We will discuss different ways to ‘sculpt’ fruit trees for maximum access to the fruit. 

CARING FOR TREES is a useful gardening practice and a healing opportunity for the trees and the humans of all ages who do the caring. 

Making the healing paste and applying it is great fun 

Wise regenerative agriculturalists know that putting a paste/paint on the trees trunks and branches helps to nourish the trees and to support the tree from invasions of insects, moulds and disease.

PLEASE NOTE: WE KEEP OUR CHARGES MINIMAL FOR HOMESCHOOLERS AND OTHER PARENTS ATTENDING THE WORKSHOP INDEPENDENTLY. WE ALSO INVITE SCHOOLS TO JOIN THIS PROGRAM AND FOR A SMALL FEE THEY CAN OFFER THIS WORKSHOP FREE TO THEIR PARENTS.

https://events.humanitix.com/tree-care-the-healing-way

Glorious gardens at Castlecrag

GARDENING, TEACHING

Gardening classes with Sandra have been filled with the abundance and excitement of growth, as the rain brings vitality and life to our many garden areas. Class 2 planted beans around the lemon tree that has 45 lemons on board and examined and nibbled the the sunflower seeds from our many golden plants. Class 1 examined the hugel, our living garden pile that is now growing pumpkins, rockmelons, paw and avocado trees, amaranth, sweet potatoes and more. Sandra taught Class 1 all about Funghi and the importance of the mushroom family, exploring the grounds for the natural beauties that pop up during rainy weather.