Connected Garden Harvest Picnic

Home made pizza enjoyed by allOn Friday 20th March,  170 Pre-school and School children came together at Yea Recreation Reserve to celebrate fresh produce and sustainable vegetable gardening. The purpose of the day was to surround kids with fresh produce grown in their home or school gardens in a fun way.

The day was coordinated by Yea Community House, (with funding from FRRR), Yea Community Health and supported by the UGLN. Activities on the day included making and eating pizza with produce from your garden, zucchini carving, apple bobbing on strings, egg and spoon races, jewellery making with popcorn, ‘guess the number of beans in the jar’, colouring competitions, the biggest, weirdest looking vegetable. There was also a talk by Steve Joblin on keeping bees.

A lot of the kids wore fruit or vegetable costumes, and all had a fun day!

Zucchini carvingsome great costumes

Thanks should go to; -A & S Refrigeration for donating a coolroom, – Kellie Timms for lending us some hay bales, -Apted’s Apples for 170 apples, -many community members for their zucchini and eggs, -Murrindindi Shire Council for providing bins, – Yea Recreation Reserve Committee of Management for use of the site -To all of the wonderful helpers who prepared for and helped on the day, -To Zanni and Bridget for coordinating the event and of course – Middle Kinglake, Flowerdale, Highlands, Sacred Heart and YeaPrimary Schools and Yea Pre-School.

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