Those seeds, so tenderly nurtured and planted this winter and early spring, are growing! We have held a couple of open houses and welcomed some wonderful new families into the Grow With Me Cooperative! Together, we have been busy.
Last weekend, under sunny, blue skies, many Grow With Me families came together to enhance our outdoor playspace. We bravely pulled poison ivy, cut back thorns and limbs to create a child-sized tunnel through a ravine, where the kids love to run, along with their imaginations. We moved our garden boxes to a sunnier patch where they await more soil and plants! From a neighbor’s tree, we acquired a mound of stumps, which we rolled and carried to create a sand pit. At the end of our morning’s work, we enjoyed a potluck lunch and our children’s laughter as they jumped around on the stumps and dug in the sand pit we had just created, together.
This Saturday, June 2nd, we’ll host another Open House and welcome interested families to join us from 10:30 until noon! We recommend reading our handbook to learn more about our program. If you have additional questions, please contact us via our contact page or by phone, 337-4710.
We have also begun a second parent-led playgroup for 2 and 3 year olds. The playgroup will meet this summer on Tuesdays from 10-12 and is led by parents who rotate through the roles of lead, snack and clean-up. One week you stay with your child and the next, you drop them off. If you are interested in joining this group, or would like more information, please email us via our contact page.
May your gardens, projects and dreams also grow strongly this spring!