Owlberts Garden Program

Owlbert's Garden Program was introduced to all Sesame Lane Services in 2019 and covers the full home economic cycle from planting, growing and caring for fruit, vegetables and herbs through to harvesting, preparing, cooking and of course eating the yummy healthy food.


Owlberts Garden Program have children involved in planting, caring for and nurturing the Service gardens and worm farms, while learning the importance of composting and recycling.

The program includes all aspects of our educational curriculum, from mathematics as the children learn about measuring through to science as they learn about weather patterns and exploring weights and scales. 
 

What will my child learn in Owlbert's Garden Program?

Gardening is educational and develops lots of new skills including:
  • Responsibility from caring for plants.
  • Understanding as they learn about cause and effect (for example, plants die without water, weeds compete with plants).
  • Self-confidence from achieving their goals and enjoying the food they have grown.
  • Love of nature through the opportunity to learn about the outdoor environment in a safe and caring atmosphere.
  • Reasoning and discovery by learning about the science of plants, animals, weather, the environment, nutrition and simple construction.
  • Being active by doing something fun and productive.
  • Cooperation, including shared play activity and teamwork.
  • Creativity through finding new and exciting ways to grow food!
  • Health & nutrition by learning about where fresh food comes from and the benefits of making healthy food choices.

This is just another way Sesame Lane inspires learning early

Where does our food come from?

Children will learn how plants grow and where our fruit, vegetables and herbs come from.

Home Economic Cycle

From watering those first seeds, to the role bees and bugs play in the garden.

Harvesting

Children will get to harvest, prepare and cook with the produce they've grown.