||Which Side Are You On?
- Establish two geographic positions
- for example
- opposite sides of a room / "garden room" / other outdoor space that has boundaries
- opposite sides of a landmark in the middle of the space. We used the refreshement table.
- Make the two positions well enough apart, so the participants will have some moving to do.
- Designate one of the positions the "yes" side, and the other the "no" side.
- When questions are asked, participants answer by moving to the appropriate side.
- Been gardening more than 5 years? (10 years....)
- Most of your flowers are perennials / annuals.
- Plant more perennial varieties every year.
- Have basically clay soil / Have sandy soil.
- Took Latin in school?
- Your mother taught you gardening?
- Own more than 2 gardening books?
- Mix vegetables (or herbs) & flowers in one bed?
- Struggle with woodchucks?
- ...with deer?
- ...with poison ivy?
- Have sown a lawn.
- Have some kind of irrigation system in your garden.?
- Make your own compost?
- Put your compost in a bin / a pile.
- Garden organically?
- Grow any roses?
- Grow native plants?
- Started seeds under lights, this past winter?
- Bought plants by mail this year?
- Bought plants via the Internet this year?
- Own a shredder-chipper?
- Can start your shredder-chipper by yourself?
- Own more than 2 varieties of Hosta?
- Talk to your plants?
- Meditate in your garden, listen to your plants grow ?
- Think of your plants as your children?
- Identify with your garden, feel its part of your being, or an extension of yourself?
- [You can also ask for questions from the participants.]
This game is a great icebreaker.