Eva Scherer was awarded the Silver Cross of Merit from the President of the Republic of Poland for her Childrens Programs on the 13th. August 2018

Herb Fairies Academy – reconnecting with nature

There is no doubt, with the expansion of computers and digital technology our lives have become more and more disconnected from nature. We all live more and more in a virtual/artificial reality. A lot of species are already extinct and some will survive soon only thanks to natural parks, reserves and zoos. Loosing connection with nature is dangerous, especially for children. An excellent place to sustain children’s inborn love of nature can be Community Gardens.

The Ngataringa Community Garden (NCG) creates an amazing environment to teach children the almost forgotten knowledge and skills of how to use the medicinal properties of herbs for health, enjoyment, understanding and respect for nature and to experience “hands on” environmental sustainability.

Herb Fairies Academy is a series of workshops for children aged 5 – 10 designed and run by Eva Scherer simultaneously In Polish Sunday School and Ngataringa Organic Garden.
In the picture a group of students at Polish Sunday School explore the beauty of “Melissa the Sleeping Fairiy”.