Lets Dig into...Gardening!

Learn how to turn kitchen scraps into soil, grow veggies, and so much more!

Kids will build mini composters to turn everyday kitchen scraps into great soil. We’ll also make mini greenhouses to start seeds so kids can grow their own veggies. Then we’ll celebrate Earth Day together, and learn how eco-conscious gardening is good for us and the planet! April 9: Mini Composters, April 16: Mini Greenhouses, April 22: Earth Day Celebration - Come to one or come to all!

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Lets Dig into...Gardening!
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1 Your Guide

Jenn Dextras Tyler Learn more about me

Hello and Bonjour! My name is Jenn. I speak English and French, and have been lucky enough to teach in both languages for over 20 years, from one coast of Canada to the other! I’ve been an elementary school teacher, a home learning parent to my two kiddos, and even drove a huge classroom on wheels (the COW bus!) to teach preschoolers about Science. As a certified Yoga instructor with a background in dance, movement and theater, I believe we are meant to move our bodies in different ways, every day! I am also a student of breathing and meditation, and love to help kids find their own path to mindfulness. My family and I live on Vancouver Island, where we spend lots of time at the beach, hiking and camping. Being outdoors helps me tune in with nature, calm my mind and learn about all the living things around me. When I’m not traveling or teaching, you can find me curled up with a good book or covered in dirt in my garden!

Fun Fact: If I wasn’t a teacher, I’d be a librarian! I love children’s books, especially reading them aloud with different voices and accents.

2 Materials Needed

April 9: 1 clean, empty 2L bottle with the top cut off*, kitchen scraps, 2 bowls, water dispenser/mister April 16: 1 clean, empty 2L or 4L plastic milk jug with the top cut off*, tape, potting soil (enough to fill half the jug), seeds (peas, beans, carrots, or sunflower seeds are easy ones to start with!), water dispenser April 22: any of the compost or seedlings started during the 2 previous activities *Please see pre-activity resources for how to prep materials!

3 Learning Focus

  • Communicating
  • Collaborating
  • Critical & reflective thinking
  • Positive personal identity & culture
  • Social awareness & responsibility

4 Registration

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5 Best Suited For:

Stick figures of varying sizes waving

My age is between 5 - 10

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

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My parents need to be around.

We advise a grown-up is close by to supervise with the materials and tools for safe use. Use safety gear, such as safety goggles, gloves, and wear an old shirt for STEM/STEAM Activities

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.