Education - For Kids

Growing Lessons

We are pleased to be able to offer Growing Lessons for summer 2018!

Children can learn not just about how natural systems work in a garden—what critters and plants live where and what do they need to survive, but also about themselves.

Every child belongs in a garden

As the saying goes, more than a seed is planted in a garden. Helping plan, plant and tend a garden can cultivate attributes and life skills such as responsibility, independence, leadership empathy/caring, teamwork and problem solving.

Children often don't know where their food comes from and have no idea of the energy and work it takes to grow, transport, store and prepare their food. They will develop a better and lasting relationship with the natural world, and develop skills to take forward in all aspects of life.

The sessions that we are offering this spring are:

Mum and tots (Ages 1-3)

Thursday or Saturday 9:30 am - 10:30
Explore the gardens all the tastes, textures, smells and critters.

Seeds (Ages 3-5)

Thursday or Saturday 9:30 am - 10:30
How to plant seeds, what they need to thrive and how to harvest.

Sprouts (Ages 5-8)

Thursday or Saturday 10:45 am -11:45 am
How plants grow, explore the world of herbs and wonderful things you can make with them.

Leaves (Ages 8-10)

To be announced
Learn to plant a square food garden, all about biodiversitey in a healthy garden.

$75 for six weeks (10% discount per addtional child registered)
Farm Club (& CSA) members - 52.50 per child
(The signup form is now located at the bottom of the page)

Lessons Dates
Thursdays Starting May 10th runs until June 14th
Saturdays Starting May 12th runs until June 16th

Depending on which day you sign up for, we will contact you by email after you sign up with more information about where to meet and what to bring with you.

At the start of each lesson, we will have a welcome time where we will sing songs, do a little yoga, and discuss what we will be learning that day. Each child will get a little notebook where they can draw a picture or write down things that they want to remember. They will get to take their notebook home with them at the end of the session.

Things that your child will learn may include:
- Planting seeds
- What seeds need to grow and thrive
- Biodiversity, about pests and diseases of plants
and much more including increasing their connection to the earth.

Our hope is that these lessons will be a system where your child can move through the levels and, in the future, help to pass on their growing knowledge to the younger children in the program.

If you would like to sign up for our Growing Lessons, you can fill out our online form below. We will take the utmost care to make sure that this information remains confidential.

Spring growing lessons:

If you have any questions or concerns
contact Kim at 705-719-8705 or