Picture This: Community in Bloom (Queenstown Library)

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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Dawn @ Homeschool Crafts

Mom. Blogger. Homeschooler.

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