Seasonal Lessons from the Land: Spring

Seasonal Lessons from the Land: Spring
Homeschoolers 8-12 yrs, Maximum of 12
Fridays 1.30- 4pm, April 26, May 3, 10, 17
Trillium North Park


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You don’t have to get in a car to experience nature; when you can open your eyes to the nature around you in the city, you’ll always be connected.

Designed for homeschoolers wanting to connect with nature in the city, this series combines observations of spring growth, birds and other pollinators with traditional stories of the area and opportunities to make things as our ancestors did, using the plants and materials around them. Each week involves elements of a seasonal garden tending task; observational drawing time and sit-spot contemplation with a personal sketch book; and a making activity such as a communal dye pot, weaving garden fences or making personal baskets, all with materials from the site. Respect for the place, plants and Host Nations is embedded in this program

A break in the playground and herbal tea time are also included.

This program creates opportunities for students to develop hand skills through a combination of collaborative and personal projects; and to build observation skills through drawing, sit-spot time, and through tending, harvesting and making with the plants discovered on site.

Program fee includes personal sketchbook, all drawing materials and an honoraria for a First Nations knowledge holder to join in for one session.

Instructor: Jaymie Johnson

Maximum of 12 students