Lily was in a week long Kids Get Food Camp hosted by Groundbreakers Collective. I wanted to share some of the images from this marvellous week and pay tribute to this worthy local program.
The kids worked in the gardens, examining and identifying the plants. They weeded and harvested. They cooked and baked a variety of meals for themselves from the bounty they collected.
Lily made friends and laughed and played.
Leify wasn’t old enough or confident enough to join the camp this year but he was happy to be close when we were at the garden and watch the kids at their activities.
I loved to hear from Lily about each day’s morning smoothie ingredients fresh from the garden. Of course she’s a huge fan of smoothies. Some of the foods that they made were Pesto Pasta, Coleslaw, Pizza, Zucchini Chocolate Cake, Salad and Frittata.
The kids would harvest food for the Honour Table everyday where passers by could take picked produce and leave a donation behind. The kids also worked on their own garden boxes throughout the week. Painting the outsides, filling them with soil, planting small plants and starting seeds and even decorating the soil with small pretty pieces of broken pottery to add colour!
Everyday they ate the lunch they made together and helped each other wash the dishes afterwards.
Leif and I spent most of the camp time in town running errands, enjoying the local bookstore, coffee shop and restaurant but when we were at the garden it was lovely to sit in the sun and watch the kids have fun. We also saw bees and butterflies!
Can’t wait until next year’s camp!!