This class is designed for kids ages 8 and older. Children learn the basics of planning, planting and cultivating. We also move beyond the basics to explore soils, insects, and garden types. Each class includes hands-on activities, experiments, projects, and crafts.
*Makeup day on May 22nd in case of cancellation due to inclement weather.
Invite Your Friends
Learning is better together. Refer a friend and you both get 25% off tuition. Siblings get a discount too!
April 10th – Planning Your Garden
In this first class, kids learn tips and tricks to design a beautiful and productive garden. Then, putting their new knowledge to the test, they create their own design collage and plan their garden space for the season.
April 17th – Tending Your Garden
From watering to weeding, kids practice the basics of cultivating a garden. We also review the proper use and safe storage of common gardening tools. Each child gets a set of gardening gloves and hand tools and creates a personalized tote box to hold their supplies.
April 24th – Starting Seeds
Don’t forget your garden tote; you’ll need it for this class! Kids learn when, where, and how to plant seeds and how to care for new seedlings. Then they choose several vegetable and/or flower seeds to plant and take home. You’ll need to hunt down a warm, sunny place indoors where you can see them sprout.
May 1st – Let’s Dig In
This class is all about soil. We test a soil sample and discover what nutrients are required for healthy plants. Kids learn how to make compost and create their own small compost bottle so they can start making their own “black gold” right away.
May 8th – Exploring Types of Vegetable Gardens
Rows and raised beds and containers, oh my! Vegetable gardens come many different shapes and sizes. Kids explore the many methods and designs of vegetable gardening. They even get a chance to unleash their creativity as they paint small pots – a great container for herbs.
May 15th – Bug Busters: Pollinators and Pests
We are not alone in the garden. In this class we explore how insects are vital to a healthy garden. Kids will craft “Bug Hotels” to hang in their own gardens and attract pollinators and beneficial bugs.
Tuition for this 6-week session is $100 plus a $25 supply fee. The supply fee is due with registration and tuition is due the first day of class. You can also make one payment for the total amount when you register (this option is easier).
If you can’t make the whole session and would like to register for individual classes, please see the prices listed on the registration page.