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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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