You are here

Learning in full bloom: Children learn about gardening at latest iteration of Park Tales

Henry Joslin shows off his paper flower and flower pot during an Aug. 8 session of Park Tales with the Malibu Library. The event was focused on gardening and offered storytime as well as interactive activities. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media
Malibu Library employees Debbie Pierson (left) and Insley Julier interact with the children during an Aug. 8 session of Park Tales at Malibu’s Bluffs Park.
Malibu Librarian Insley Julier reads “Good Morning Garden” to the children.
Sloane Wixsom (left) holds a felt caterpillar which will be part of an interactive garden the children constructed on a felt board.
Participants begin to plant seeds in pots and create paper flowers at the Park Tales program last week.
Suzy Demeter, Freelance Reporter
11:22 am PDT August 17, 2017

The Malibu Library’s Park Tales event on Aug. 8 offered an interactive story time where toddlers and children learned and participated in a bit of gardening.  

The event took place at Bluffs Park under a canopy in the play area. Participants included attendees of the library’s Parent and Me program.

Librarian Insley Julier first read stories with garden themes before bringing out an interactive felt board. Children were given colorful felt pieces that would create the landscape of a flowerpot and garden. 

Afterwards, participants created paper flowers and planted poppy seeds into a biodegradable flower pot that can later be placed into the ground.  

The City of Malibu’s Environmental and Sustainability Department donated the seeds and provided information on landscaping, gardening and drought-tolerant plants.