Cultivating kids' interest growing
KAYTLIN McMahon and Shelby Willows, both of Broadwater, spent a beautiful autumn Sunday morning making 'grass heads'.
No, it wasn't a scene from MardiGrass (held on the same weekend), but Kids' Corner at the Friendship and Mini Garden Expo at Woodburn Public School.
The two seven-year-olds proudly displayed the little stockinged heads filled with soil and grass seeds in a styrofoam cup - just one of the many activities available to children.
"You put sand in the bottom of the cup and get a stocking and put seeds and dirt in it," Shelby explained.
"Then you put a nose and eyes on the head and water it later and the grass grows and looks like hair."
For the adults, the expo had market displays and expert talks on growing roses, eco-fertilising and landscape ideas.
"We have garden club people from as far north as Nambour and Barraville in the south," said organiser and Woodburn and District Garden Club president Pat Brickley.
"A big thanks to our club members for the commitment and hard work in getting this together."