Our Kids’ Patch winner for issue 17 is Alexander from Rutherglen, aged 2 years. Congratulations! You’ve won a copy of Grow Do It, the CD from the Formidable Edible Sound System.
Next issue we are giving away a set of six permaculture stickers by the talented permaculture illustrator Brenna Quinlan.
To be in the running, parents can email a photo of their child through to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your child’s name, age and suburb/ town.
SCHOOL GARDEN PROFILE
Mumbulla School Garden
Name: Matilda (Tilly) Dack
Describe your school garden: There are lots of plants in it and it’s very fun to harvest all the things in it.
What do you grow: Lettuce, garlic, silverbeet, carrots and spring onions.
What’s your favourite thing to grow in the garden: Carrots, because I like pulling them out of the ground.
Why do you love gardening: It’s fun growing the crops and harvesting them, then making them into something you can eat.
What is your favourite job in the garden: Harvesting the food.
What is your favourite recipe: Corn tortillas.
HOW TO MAKE A HEAT PACK
Ella Woodger Rosenfeldt
You will need:
- A sewing machine or needle and thread
- A piece of material, approximately 35 cm x 45 cm
- Pins to hold material in place
- 1 kg of wheat
- 2 tbsp of lavender
- Fold the fabric lengthways, patterned sides together.
- Pin along the edge to hold the material in place.
- Sew along one edge and down the open side, leaving the opposite end open. You can use a sewing machine or hand stich.
- Turn pack right way out and fill it comfortably with wheat and lavender.
- Sew up the open edge and voila, your heat pack is ready.
Tip: The heat pack is not suitable for heating in the oven. Best to heat it in a microwave. Always check the temperature after heating and before using the pack, so you do not burn yourself.