Maintaining a garden seemed almost impossible. Like more than 80% of Singapore residents, we live in an HDB flat. That means limited space. It doesn’t help that our apartment receives little sunlight too. (Does it sound like I’m living in a cave? LOL!)
When I discovered Queenstown Library’s Community in Bloom project, I quickly signed ourselves up!
We attended a session run by a fellow homeschooling mom. It was nice spending the morning, tending the community garden with other homeschooling families.
The session began with a short storytelling. Then the kids went on to dig into the earth and pluck weeds.
It was conducted in a casual manner with minimal supervision. So if you’re a beginner gardener, this might be for you. 🙂
Useful things to bring:
1. Hat and Sunscreen: The children will be out in the sun all the time. It happened to be cloudy when these photos were taken.
2. Mosquito patch: I’m a mosquito magnet so this was my must-have.
3. Extra clothing: Children will feel more comfortable after a change especially when the dirt gets on them everywhere.
4. Watering can/trowel: Bring a watering can or trowel, if possible. There weren’t enough watering cans to go around that day.
Join the Community in Bloom project:
Day: Alternate Saturdays, from 2 Jan 2016
Time: 11.30am to 12.30pm
Venue: Activity zone at Queenstown Library,
53 Margaret Drive, Singapore 149297