An Arty Potting workshop at the farm

At Beelarong Community Farm where I have my allotment they held an ‘Arty Potting’ workshop recently as part of the GOLD n’ kids workshops organised by Brisbane City Council for children and grandparents to spend fun time together during the school holidays.

The idea was to decorate/paint a pot, old boots or other small container and then fill with soil and plant seedlings to take home and nurture.

Attached are some photos of the containers the children planted up.

Boots 3

Boots 2

 Marilyn who ran the workshop brought a Japanese student along to help out.
Boots 1
As with all these GOLD n’ kids workshops a tour of the farm is included and that always goes down well. Gives the kids the opportunity to let off steam. 
A good time was had by all.
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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. narf77
    Oct 11, 2014 @ 03:21:25

    What a wonderful, creative, fun learning centre your allotment is Jean with so much to do for kids and so much to learn for yourself, it’s no wonder you love going there. Very encouraging to see how much effort the centre puts into it’s activities and its community 🙂

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  2. Sarah
    Oct 11, 2014 @ 08:42:27

    Oh, how fun! It is great for kids to be outside.

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  3. MrsYub
    Oct 14, 2014 @ 20:09:11

    I love this! I would totally go to one! I hope when our community garden gets up onto its feet we have one! Do you know how it was organised?

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    • Allotment adventures with Jean
      Oct 15, 2014 @ 07:16:30

      Mrs Yub, a local lady approached Brisbane City Council about 14 years ago and asked if she could start a community garden in an old horse paddock. It started from there. I’m not sure how she funded it at the start but through her energy it went from strength to strength. We now have about 90 members, about 40 small allotments (8 square metres each) and approx 35 volunteers who turn up each Wednesday morning and work in the community garden – sharing the produce. We also open the shed on a Sunday morning for folk to use the tools available.
      Funds are raised via the membership and annual allotment fees, plus applying for various grants around the place.
      You might want to check out the website – it’s Beelarong Community Farm and here’s the link http://www.beelarong.org.au
      Hope that answers your question.

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