Running from September 30 – October 4, Vegecation Spring will show children the fun side of growing vegetables and herbs. Kids will be able to attend interactive workshops, plant a seed in their own pot to take home, and enter the spring blooms colouring and decorating competition to win a $200 Big W voucher.
Natalie McKinnon, children’s garden educator from Spit the Pip, will be running twice daily workshops where the children will discover the origins of different seeds, how they grow and how best to nurture them. Through a hands-on activity of seed sorting, the kids will not only learn fun ways to spruce up their gardens at home, but also inspire environmentally friendly habits.
“For kids, growing herbs and vegetables from seed is such an organic, educational experience,” says Natalie from Spit the Pip. “In addition to the practical skills they learn, it also teaches them to be more aware of the origins of everyday food items and encourages an environmentally friendly mindset, especially in children at a young age.”
With so much indoor fun for the kids at Vegecation Spring, this program is not to be missed. It’s all about rolling up the sleeves and getting those hands dirty, in a good way, something that parents can feel happy about this school holidays.
For more information, please visit the Centro Box Hill website: www.centroboxhill.com.au 03 9843 3900
What: Vegecation Spring - a fun and engaging community school holiday activity
Where: Centro Box Hill North Precinct (opposite the food court)
When: 30 September – 4 October
What time: 11am to 2pm each day, with 30 minute seed planting workshops: 11.30am and 1pm
Who: Children aged six - 15 and their families
Price: FREE to attend. Every child receives a goodie bag to take home