Farm Kids Beneficial Bugs Workshop – January 7th
9.30am – 12.30pm, ages 4 to 12 yrs
We discuss what beneficial bugs are and just how important they are for our eco-system, we list what types of plants and parts of plants attract certain bugs. We go into the garden to watch the little guys hard at work and investigate why companion planting helps our garden to grow without pesticides.
What is included?
Farm Kids tour:
At the beginning of each workshop we take the children on an educational and fun tour of The Farm. We educate them about our cows, pigs, bees, chickens, flower crops, herb garden, orchard and veggie crops. We discuss concepts like paddock rotation for the animals, pollination, organic farming, healthy soil and composting and other ethical farming practices. The children get up close and personal with our pet chickens and see how the commercial chicken caravan works. The children pick and taste veggies, edible flowers and herbs.
Discussion Focus: Beneficial Bugs. We discuss what beneficial bugs are and just how important they are for our eco-system, we list what types of plants and parts of plants attract certain bugs. We go into the garden to watch the little guys hard at work and investigate why companion planting helps our garden to grow without pesticides.
Gardening: We plant flower seeds in recycled containers that attract beneficial bugs for the kids to take home and grow in their own gardens.
Cooking: We make natural insect repellent to take home.
Craft: We make gorgeous bug magnets.
What to bring
– Sturdy walking shoes
– Morning tea snack
– Backpack (to carry above)
Where to meet
Workshops begin at 9.30am, NSW time each morning. (If coming from QLD, please be aware of time difference during day light savings!) We will meet at the Barn, which is located at the back of the Restaurant. Look out for the signs to guide you.
These workshops are appropriate for all aged children. If your child is under 5 you will need to remain onsite at The Farm. If your child is under 4 he/she needs to be accompanied to the workshop by an adult Children as old as 15 have enjoyed our workshops. Checkout our Mini Farmers program if you are 7 and older and want a full day working farm experience.
Please don’t forget that if you cannot make it to our planned workshops we can tailor a workshop especially for your group. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail.