Cupcake Love

 

Last weekend our friend Hana brought her mom P’Sai, the owner of Love to Bake Home Bakery to the garden to help us with a special workshop. We got to work with P’Sai’s special baking instruments to mold icing fondant into a host of feathery friends. We rolled and flattened, cut and placed our fondant on top of the yummy vanilla cake. By the end of class there were little owls on a branch and also some ducks and chickens. Thanks P’Sai for your patient and caring tutorial! We had so much fun!

One of the cupcakes became our snack, and the other we took home to share with our families, mmm mmm good.

 

Making Soap

Let’s face it, we like to get dirty. Playing in the garden, digging up worms, paint ball, art explorations— you name it, we’ve tried it. So when Auntie Orn suggested making some of her 99% natural soap with us we couldn’t resist the opportunity to learn how to clean up– the garden fresh way. We used coconut oil, bio char, tomatoes, butterfly pea flowers, tamarind and more to make fun leaf molds of silky soap.

 

 

Thanks again Auntie Orn! See you tomorrow for eco brick making and compost creation! Untitled-1111 (2)

Shampoo making

 

This weekend we had the pleasure of hosting Auntie Orn in our kitchen for an all-natural shampoo making workshop.

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First we recorded our garden fresh ingredients in pictures and words.

Then we designed our bottle packaging and named our shampoo, ‘Dove’, ‘Eat Me’, and ‘Song kran’ were some of our favorite titles.

Next, we added our ingredients to a large bowl to prepare for boiling.

image2Once the mixture was cooled, we used our hands to squeeze ‘Ban Me’ leaves and release the soapy consistency into the liquid.

 

Finally, we strained our fragrant mixture and bottled it to take home.

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Thanks Auntie Orn for the visit, we can’t wait for our next Sustainability for Kids workshop! See you on Saturday for soap-making!

 

 

 

June Activities

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We are so excited to announce a new addition to our Saturday Weekend Camp Schedule, Auntie Orn of Auntie Orn’s Organic family cooking. She will be joining us from 2-4 p.m. each week to help us learn ways to bring more sustainable practices to our daily lives! This will include natural shampoo making, bio char soap making, organic cooking, composting, eco brick making and much more! The fun starts next weekend!

Children age 3-10 are welcome to join. Weekend camp runs 10 am – 4 pm and is available by drop-in, half-day and full day rates.

Saturdays Schedule:
10-11 : Kid’s Yoga
11-11:30 : Snack Break
11:30 -12:30: Art
12:30-1:30: Lunch Break
1:30 -2: Play
2- 3: Sustainable Science/ Cooking pt.1
3-3:15: Snack
3:15-4: Sustainable Science/ Cooking pt.2

+++Space is limited to 10 students +++

ตารางใหม่ของโปรแกรมในช่วงเสาร์อาทิตย์ออกแล้วนะคะ! อาทิตย์นี้ป้าออนจาก Orn’s Organic family cooking จะมาร่วมกับเราตั้งแต่ 14.00-16.00 น. ในแต่ละสัปดาห์เพื่อช่วยให้เราเรียนรู้วิธีที่จะนำแนวทางปฏิบัติที่ยั่งยืนมาสู่ชีวิตประจำวันของเรามากขึ้น หรือที่เข้าใจกันง่ายๆคือการใช้วัตถุดิบปลอดสารพิษนั้นเอง! จะรวมถึงการทำแชมพูกับสบู่ธรรมชาติ ่และการทำอาหารชีวภาพทำปุ๋ยอินทรีย์หมักการทำอิฐและอื่น ๆ อีกมากมาย! ความสนุกเริ่มต้นวันหยุดสุดสัปดาห์ที่กำลังมาถึงนี้!
เด็กอายุ 3-10 ขวบ
วันหยุดสุดสัปดาห์จะเปิดให้บริการตั้งแต่ 10.00 น. – 16.00 น. ราคามีทั้งแบบ Drop off , ครึ่งวันและเต็มวัน
วันเสาร์:
10-11: โยคะสำหรับเด็ก
11-11: 30: พักทานขนม
11:30 น. – 12:30 น. ศิลปะ
12: 30-1: 30: Lunch Break
1:30 -2: พักเล่น
2- 3: วิทยาศาสตร์ / การทำอาหารจากวัตถุดิบปลอดสารพิษ pt.1
3-3: 15: ขนมขบเคี้ยว
3: 15-4: วิทยาศาสตร์ / การทำอาหารจากวัตถุดิบปลอดสารพิษ pt.2

พื้นที่ จำกัด ไม่เกิน 10 คน +++18902787_10209794950530545_602429215_n

We will be whipping up some delicious treats and decorating them with the help of Love to Bake Bakery รับทำเค้กฟองดองตามออเดอร์ on Sunday June 11th. Don’t miss this fun workshop on fondant animal sculpting to make incredible edible art!

Ages 3-10 welcome, 10-11 am
Drop-in: 350 baht
Half Day: (10 am -1 pm): 600 baht
Full Day: (10 am – 4 pm): 1000 baht

-Space limited to 9 participants-

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More water, more joy

Our Summer of Fun came to a close a couple weeks ago with two of our all time favorite themes, water and garden life. Thanks to all who came and shared their creative movements and laughter! See you on the weekend.

 

Summer Camp: Outer space, inner mind

This past week our garden was full of astronauts, asteroids, aliens, a couple moons and rockets as we used our imaginations to travel to the edges of the solar system. Here are some of our favorite moments with our brilliant buddies.

One of the most delicious moments was making Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Moon Cookies, vegan and non-vegan versions. Yum Yum Yum.

Thanks to our friend Kimmy, we learned some amazing clay sculpting techniques and took home some tiny Pikachus and people!

We used a little paper, oil pastels and scissors to create a shadow puppet laser pointer with the help of a very special facilitator.

Partner poses give us a chance to experience our own strength while supporting our friends, relay races help us work together and recycled boxes make the silliest hats.

 

Some musical scales, asteroid inspection and moon demolition, exploring caves on other planets… all a part of our Summer of Fun here in the garden. Thank you so much for filling our week with imaginative fun, we can’t wait to welcome you again soon.

 

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Cooking with Wow Pam!

We were so grateful to host Pam Pimmas, the owner of The Dorm Bakery and the creator of http://wowpam.com/  this past week at our garden! We learned about using plants like pandan, butterfly pea flowers, and pumpkin to add natural coloring to the tapioca and rice flower balls of the Thai dessert, Bua Loy.

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Our favorite part was rolling out the dough into little balls, and some giant ones too!

 

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Then we watched very carefully as the balls were boiled and helped to measure out the palm sugar (yum!) and coconut milk.

 

Ta da: our finished product, tasty Bua Loy.

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Lastly, we got to taste our yummy creation, mmmm mmmm mmm good! Thanks Pam for joining us, we hope to see you again soon.

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A week at the beach

We had some excellent helpers in our garden last week getting messy with sand and exploring all areas of beach life. We hope you enjoyed our sand cake, ocean in a bottle, sandpaper art, and our very favorite “Puffer fish pose.”