Kingston kindy receives kind donations

Kingston Kindergarten children now have even more reasons to play outside.

Kingston Kindergarten has been the recipients of several donations recently.

Cape Jaffa Wines donated several empty wine barrels, Brodie Madex, a local builder, cut them in half and Landmark has donated eight bags of potting mix.

The kindy has various projects in mind where the barrels will come in handy.

Kindergarten director, Linda Troeth, said Fiona Rasheed has been the driving force behind the idea.

“Fiona has been the instigator behind this, which has been fantastic.

“One of the barrels will be made into a small play world for the children, they will be able to play fairies and dinosaurs. 

“The potting mix will be put into the barrels and the children will be able to plant different types of gardens.

“A wine barrel will be set up by the sandpit where flowers will be planted and another one is set up by our garden and herbs will be planted in there.

“The kindergarten grows fruit and vegetables for the children to eat and enjoy all the produce that we plant.

“We have had tomatoes and we have an apple tree, that we normally get a lot of fruit from. We make apple pies and we can dehydrate the apples so we have dried apples. The children are involved in the whole process.

“Unfortunately we did not get many apples this year but last year we had plenty.

“We also have pumpkins growing, in winter we can make pumpkin soup with the children. 

“With all the vegetables we get we thought it would be a nice idea to put one of the barrels near the garden and also plant a herb garden.”