Planting Inspiration from Mayfield

By Ally – Karana EEC

Most children enjoy being outdoors and love digging in the soil, getting dirty and watching plants grow and this is a wonderful way to get your child involved in nature, teaching them about the beauty of flowers and vegetables and introducing them to important life skills like patience, responsibility and commitment as they look after their gardens.

It’s always so wonderful to see how excited the children are when they come back from Mayfield farm with their pickings from the vegetable garden. After a wonderful group discussion, the children, in the Mirragin group, decided that they would like to have their own vegetable garden at Karana. This month we have been experimenting with different ways of propagating seeds and the children have had a great time planting and watching their seeds grow. Our Snow peas have grown so well in their mini green houses and we hope to have a beautiful sunflower garden soon. 



Childhood is such a short, magical time, and in a fleeting moment, they will be grown up. You will spend an eternity knowing your child as adult, but for these few precious years, you have the privilege of knowing them as a child. For a brief moment in their journey of life, you get to watch them laugh, learn, grow, and experience the awe and wonder that childhood offers.

Children only get one childhood …. Don’t ever wish that magical time away…
Childhood Memories ought to be the most precious memories in any one’s life.

What vision of childhood do you have in your heart for your child…..
We welcome you to join us on a wonder-filled journey through early childhood.