Title: COMPANION PLANTS – GROWING A STRONG & TASTY GARDEN

Short description: In this activity, children are introduced to the concept of partner planting (allelopathy), which provides natural, mechanical and chemical protection to the garden from diseases and pests, it enhances plant immunity and provides abundant and organic crops. People in ancient times knew that coexistence of plants of different species contributes to protection of the garden against invasive insects and diseases, it enriches the soil with beneficial substances and is conducive to a favorable environment for the development of the whole ecosystem. The children will get to know the main combinations of partner plants by playing fun games with flash cards, movement, dialogue and design thinking, and finally put the new knowledge into practice by sowing or shaping compost bombs with plant seeds belonging to the plant families they choose.

Target age of children: 4-6 years old

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