8 Book Program

SUMMER

Book 1 of 8
Learning about plant and insect life cycles

Gaye the Garden Girl teaches us about the life cycle of the carrot plant and of beneficial insects in the garden, e.g. the ladybird. Learn how to keep the garden healthy and encourage biological control of pests.

AUTUMN

Book 2 of 8
Learning more about plant and insect life cycles and how to control pests in the garden

Faye the Farmer Friend teaches us about the life cycle of the broad bean and other legumes and how some plants can improve the soil for others, by fixing primary nutrients or ‘plant food’ into the soil.

AUTUMN

Book 3 of 8
Learning more about plant and insect life cycles and how to control pests in the garden

Gaye the Garden Girl teaches us about the life cycle of the broccoli and how caterpillars grow and change, while showing how to control them from being a pest in the garden.

WINTER

Book 4 of 8
Growing through the seasons, we learn about plant families!

Gaye the Garden Girl introduces plant families and the life cycle of two plants in the Allium family, onion and garlic, illustrating how long they take to grow!

 

WINTER

Book 5 of 8
Learning about the life cycle of the potato plant and looking for the life living in our soil

Gaye the Garden Girl illustrates the life cycle of the potato plant while introducing the months of the year. She went on a treasure hunt digging in the dirt and found worms and slaters helping to make the soil healthy.

SPRING

Book 6 of 8
Learning how to build soil and the importance of living things in soil!

Gary the Garden Guy knows about soil and shows us how to get it “just right” (just like porridge in Goldilocks and the Three Bears). He helps us learn about how to build soil in our garden by adding layers of organic matter, e.g. compost and manure.

SPRING

Book 7 of 8
Learning about pollination, parts of a plant and the importance of bees in our garden!

Gaye the Garden Girl illustrates how the plants grow from seed, growing leaves followed by male and female flowers. She highlights how important bees are in pollination to grow the food we eat on the plants. 

SUMMER

Book 8 of 8
Learning the plant life cycles of leafy greens and the different ways to plant!

Pete the Planting Pal likes eating spinach (just like Popeye the Sailor Man) and illustrates the life cycle of spinach planted from seedling, the life cycle of lettuce planted from seed and how to propagate rosemary from a cutting. He also explains how to harvest leafy greens to keep them growing.

The gallery below showcases some images from our Food Garden Program