Bean Experiment

There’s so much hidden magic that goes on underneath the soil, including how plant roots grow. It’s great to be able to show kids what a plant looks like both above and below the ground so here’s a simple way to create a cross section view.

Celebrate World Environment Day

World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. Here is how you can get involved this year...

Chasing the Rainbow this Autumn

Our gardens provide us with a kaleidoscope of colours, particularly when deciduous trees put on their spectacular show of autumn foliage.

Get the kids out of the house during April and go on a leaf hunting expedition. How many different colours and shapes of leaves can you collect? Display the leaves by sticking them onto some paper in a rainbow shaped arch or colour wheel.

Growing Good Garden Grants

A dedicated gardening space in the school playground, whether it’s big or small or on the ground or in raised beds or pots, can create an effective teaching tool. In addition, it provides additional opportunity to get kids outside the classroom to benefit from fresh air and physical activity. See how you can win a garden grant for your school to start your learning journey

Vegies for the Easter Bunny

The Easter bunny will love vegies like radish and carrots (think of all the plants that Peter Rabbit™ would pinch from Mr McGregor’s garden!). It’s easy for kids to start these plants in a small raised garden bed or even their very own pot or trough. So come on... let's get gardening!

Sensory gardening for kids

The Easter bunny will love vegies like radish and carrots (think of all the plants that Peter Rabbit™ would pinch from Mr McGregor’s garden!). It’s easy for kids to start these plants in a small raised garden bed or even their very own pot or trough. So come on... let's get gardening!

How to grow Strawberries

Strawberries are a reliable and rewarding crop to grow at home. Sweet red fruits are produced on neat compact plants which grow happily in raised garden beds, in the garden, in pots or even hanging baskets. The foliage is attractive too, making strawberries a pretty choice to use as a border plant or along a pathway and they happily spill over low walls.

Fundraise with Seeds - Yates Raise A Patch

The best fundraising ideas are often the simplest. When it comes to raising money for your school, local netball team or favourite charity, it's important to remember that people love joining in and having fun. Whether it's your kinder parents or work colleagues, think about what they may like to do and you will discover many great ideas for fundraising drives that will encourage them to dig deep. Here is a fun and healthy idea to try

10 Best plants to grow with Kids

For most of us at Yates we've been gardening with our kids since they were 2 years old. From our experience the more hands on they are in the garden and picking their own plants or seed packets to grow from, reaps the best rewards. However, in saying this not all plants are as easy to grow and it doesn’t hurt to try to send them in the right direction.