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SPRING 2017

A 6-week gardening program

to start at Herman Street Public School, grade 2 class.

Children will receive a Junior Gardener’s Workbook and Diary.

Each child will receive a houseplant, and young gardener’s membership card.

The booklet includes sections on: Where to Plant, Growing with Garbage, How to Plant, Planting in a Container, About Potatoes, Digging In, Making a Dish Garden. Seeding Guide and Companion Planting.

Before Mother’s Day will be making a flower arrangement with help from Kevin’s Flowers.

They will also be provided with a tomato plant.

Unfortunately this program is no longer available

BRAND NEW CLUB FOR CHILDREN AGED 6-8

YOUNG GARDENER'S CLUB

Monthly meetings will be held on the second Monday of the month

at the Petawawa Public Library

Cost:  $5.00/year/child or $12.00 for family membership.

For more info contact  KATIE BARKLEY  petawawahs@gmail.com

YOUNG GARDENER’S CLUB

PETAWAWA LBRARY MAY 9TH 6:00

 

PLANTING CUCUMBERS,

DECORATING POTS FOR MOTHER’S DAY,

COME AND HAVE FUN!!!

 

May 2nd, 2016

On behalf of the Young Gardeners' Club Katie Barkley, director of the club donated hundreds of marigold plants to Katelyn Schubert of the Petawawa Public Library for their fund-raising MARIGOLDS FOR MOM event May 4th to 7th.

Each marigold will be planted in a decorated flower pot.

What a great gift for Mom.

LOTS AND LOTS OF MARIGOLDS

OUR YOUNG GARDENER’S CLUB

WILL BE DONATING OVER 100 MARIGOLD PLANTS

 TO HELP

THE PETAWAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY

WITH THEIR FUND-RAISING MOTHER’S DAY SALE.

MONDAY MAY 2ND AT 5:40 pm AT THE LIBRARY.

COME MEET OUR YOUNG GARDENERS AS THEY POSE FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER(S).

Never too young to start gardening!

March 2016

Our Young Gardener's Club member got their hands dirty learning all about worms.  They made a home for them and now have a new pet to take care of. There was worm colouring, worm buns, and lots of fun. 

A very special thanks to Gerrie Baker from the Worm Factory for supplying the squiggly worms.

Your next meeting will be held on Monday March 7th at 18:00 at the Petawawa Public Library

and yes it is all about worms, squiggly worms....

Come find out how they help us grow our food.

 

Monday February 8th 6:00 pm

The speaker will be Jim Anderson of Tanglewood Honey

He will talk about Yummy Honey!

The children were very responsive and asked many, many questions.

They especially enjoyed Katie's finger puppet which was used as a toolto demonstrate pollination.

January 11th 2016

Welcome to our first members:

Isabella, Luella and Reuben

Katie did a great job!

The children trimmed catnip,

They were shown the different stages of seed germination and growth.

Snacked on cheese, crackers and sprouts and finally were given an aloe plant to take home.


Great fun!

 


Young Gardener's Club

February 8th, 2016 at 6:00pm 

at the Civic Center (second floor)

Come meet a real live beekeeper!

Mr. Jim Anderson of Tanglewood Honey will tell you all about yummy honey.

www.tanglewoodhoney.wordpress.com

Snack - Honey tasting.

Craft - Bee craft and bird feeder.

BULB PLANTING AT THE PETAWAWA CENOTAPH

October 17th,2015

TREE PLANTING (ESPALIER-STYLE) AT THE COMMUNITY GARDENS

May 9th, 2015

TOP TEN CROPS FOR KIDS

Sunflowers

Lettuce

Radishes

Snow Peas

Cherry Tomatoes

Nasturtiums

Bush Beans

Potatoes

Carrots

Pumpkins

HOUSE PLANT FOR KIDS!

Here are some easy to grow houseplants

that will keep kids of all ages gardeding

This popular plant doesn't require a lot of water.  Usually once a week, or when the soil is dry.

A healthy plant will have bright green leaves and feel nice and fat.

They're full of sticky gel that helps heal burns and cuts

Cactus plants are TOUGH.

They only need water when the soil is VERY dry. Water them every 2 weeks.

They will grow like weeds if you take good care of them.

Make sure to replant once your cactus starts producing babies

BE CAREFUL!

Big spikes?  BAD!


Little tiny hairy spikes?  WORST!

The very quick and easy way to take care of bamboo at home:

Find a glass or vase,

Add some pretty pebbles or beads,

Add stem(s) of bamboo,

Top up container with water.

That's it!

Well that's ALMOST it.

Make sure your plant has a few inches of water at all times if you want it to keep living.