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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Province announces more improvements for Highway 14

$85-million project made possible through federal funding support

Wild Wise Sooke founder leaves post

Lush Cosmetics offers much-needed funding for the group

UVic partners with harm reduction groups to run a drug checking pilot project

The three-year pilot will allow people to test their drugs for fatal ingredients like fentanyl

Public asked to give feedback on proposed protection measures for southern resident orcas

Measures focus on key threats related to contaminants, lack of prey, noise or physical disturbance

Many teens unaware if they’re vaping nicotine or not

Health Canada survey finds many youth are unaware of the risks of using nicotine products

WATCH: Police call Happy Valley shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident

One person in custody, another fled following crash on Kelly Road

Woe, Canada: Bruins down Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

No Canadian teams left in Stanley Cup playoffs

Music Monday to unite students across Sooke in song

Over 200 students will carol around town on May 6

B.C. men challenge constitutionality of Canada’s secret no-fly list

Parvkar Singh Dulai says he received a “denial of boarding” notification under the no-fly program last May 17

Murder on B.C. property didn’t need to be disclosed before sale, court rules

Buyer had tried to break contract after learning a man with ties to crime had been murdered there

POLL: Do you think the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris should be rebuilt?

Images of one of the word’s most iconic landmarks were seared into… Continue reading

B.C.’s largest Vaisakhi festival target of threatening Facebook post: Surrey RCMP

Police say they are investigating the posts on Facebook, after local MLA forwarded screenshots

Pug life: B.C. town boasts waggish list of dog names

Freedom-of-information request lists most ‘pupular’ dog names registered in White Rock

Most Read