Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Granny's Garden School, Inc.
Summer in Granny's Garden

On the grounds of the Loveland Primary & Elementary School
550-600 Loveland-Madeira Road

The summer series is once a week for 8 weeks. The registration fee is $40 per family plus a $5 supply fee for each family member. Bring a friend special - If you are not planning to bring children, bring a friend and you will be charged the family rate.

There are two sessions to chose from, morning and evening. Wednesday morning 9-11 a.m., June 8th - July 27 or Thursday evening, 7-9 p.m., June 9th - July 28. Participants are welcome to pick a bouquet after each class.

The summer program is a family experience with parents and children working and learning together. Each class is a combination of gardening and craft experiences. Participants learn to press flowers, propagate mums, build garden structures and cook with herbs among other activities. Woodworking is almost as much a part of the summer program as gardening. The first thing we do is build garden boxes. We use these for lots of things including sitting on while weeding the gardens. The summer program is a great way to make new friends and spend time with old ones and make special memories with your children.

A variety of gardening and craft activities, including:
Planting a vegetable garden

How to grow annuals and perennials from seed
Exploring the nature trail and the creatures that live there
Planting a fall garden
Seed saving
Starting mums and other plants from cuttings (water - soil)
Planting a sunflower garden
Harvesting produce
Building a garden box

Garden photography
Pressing flowers
Drying flowers
Making a cutting jar
Glass painting
Flower arranging
Concrete leaf casting

Today was our first adventure in Granny's Garden. Hannah, Grant, Jacob, Cade, Sophie and I went down to the elementary school and met Granny and the other families and dove into the activities. We seperated zinnia seeds and planted them, planted sunflowers, cut and pressed flowers (using a phonebook) and cut our own boquets to take home. Everyone seemed to have a really good time, despite it being VERY HOT! We can't wait to go back next week. I snapped some pictures, still can't find the cable to hook the camera up to the computer, but when I do, I will share the pictures with everyone!

1 comment:

kas said...

Oh, it sounds really cool!