Kids learn to garden and cook at Garden Club

Spring will see the beginning of the new season for gardening kids

The Sooke Children’s Garden Club is introducing wheat to its repertoire.

Annie Boquist, one of the club founders, said the group will be planting wheat, and monitoring its progress over the season. The kids will then reap the benefits of their hard work and make fibre goodies.

“We’re going to harvest the wheat and grind it and make a pancake or something,” she said.

This year the club, which started in 2008, will be providing simple cooking lessons, where kids will learn how to cook and prepare vegetables.

At each monthly meeting, members are divided into small groups, where they will participate in workshops revolved around seasonal growing, how to plant vegetable start ups, invasive species and environmental stewardship.

“It’s just sort of whatever is happening in the garden that month is what we talk about,” Boquist said. “The idea is for the kids to learn some skills and go home and have their own garden.”

But the purpose of the garden goes beyond education as Boquist hopes the club will encourage the kids to maintain their green thumbs.

“I think that if you start kids young, it can be life long,” she said.

Meetings take place at Boquist’s residence at 3813 Robinson Road.

The club currently has 60 members, and is still taking registrants. Anyone interested can call Boquist at 250-642-3798.

The program is sponsored by the Sooke Lions, Harbourside Lions and Rotary Club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Petition aims to stop handyDART facility from being built in View Royal

‘Save Craigflower Creek’ has gathered over 1,000 signatures within a week

Coast Capital Savings in Saanich to re-open after COVID-19 scare

The branch closed ‘out of an abundance of caution’

Court hears of moments before Victoria father stabbed to death in the middle of Hillside Avenue

Sentencing hearing for Daniel Creagh, charged with manslaughter, began Friday

Saanich launches new tool to help residents learn about the budget

Tool launch will coincide with the Mar. 3 budget meeting

Nominations for Victoria municipal byelection are in

Victoria will elect one councillor

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

B.C. mother, daughter return home after coronavirus quarantine in Asia

Jensine Morabito and her daughter were on Holland America’s Westerdam but did not catch the virus

Leap Year means we get an extra day in February, so how are you spending it?

People online have a number of suggestions and plans on how they will be spending Saturday

Greta sticker that drew outrage in Alberta not child pornography: RCMP

X-Site Energy Services has denied having anything to do with the stickers

Bald eagle hit by train in northern B.C. has a chance of survival

The raptor has been taken to OWL in the Lower Mainland for recovery

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Co-operation crucial to stem dropping Nechako Reservoir level

Stories of sexual assault at B.C. tree planting camps ‘shocking but not surprising:’ advocate

Contractors’ association is working with trainers to create respectful culture

Lawyer gets house arrest for possessing child porn

Maple Ridge resident gets nine-month term

Most Read