Today we took advantage of a sunny spell and went out in the garden to learn about compost with Sue. We put old kale leaves and other debris in a wheelbarrow and put it all in a pile that will be taken down to Falachan Cothrom to be composted and turned into soil.
We then got to eat some tasty raspberries and tomatoes!
The children in the 2-5 room enjoyed a trip down to the machair to see the baling.
Thank you to the crofters on the Ormiclate and Bornish machair for letting the children see the process from cutting through to wrapping. They enjoyed it so much they wanted to go back for a third day!
We also went down on Wednesday, when the weather was less agreeable! The children still had a great time.
It was a great learning experience for the children to be involved in the whole process of planting vegetable seeds, to looking after them and watching them grow and then to taste them in a delicious soup they made themselves.
Last week we got to plant potatoes that have been chitting in the polytunnel. We're hoping for a good crop!
The children planted Calendula and Marigold seeds in the polytunnel, and helped with the fertilising of the raised beds outside the nursery. We look forward to seeing our plants grow and learn about how to take care of them.
On our blog you can read about all the things we get up to in the nursery.