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Children’s Garden Workshops

          We believe that getting children in the garden is one of the most important things we can do, both for them and for ourselves. Kids are much more enthusiastic about eating fresh, healthy foods when they pull them right out of the ground... we've seen it over and over again! They also have the opportunity to learn about life cycles of plants and insects, how a seed can produce food, and how hard work is rewarded when you harvest the fruits of your labor. In addition, some may find a lifelong joy and fulfillment from gardening, much like many people we know who started at a young age. We also need a future generation of people who will be growing our food in a responsible manner ... enjoying living the farm life and protecting the soils and waters that sustain us.
          Our children's gardening program is held in a revitalized 2,000 foot section of our the Beaches Organic Community Garden in Neptune Beach ... with a sensory garden, raised vegetable garden beds, herbs, flowers, fruit trees and vines, and a shade structure where we offer engaging activities. Children might harvest berries and make smoothies with a hand-crank blender, plant seeds by the seasons, learn to smell and taste different herbs and make medicinal salves and sachets with them, create art projects with nature, learn about beneficial insects and how to identify them, and so much more!

Beaches Organic Community Garden, Jarboe Park, Florida Blvd. and A1A, Neptune Beach

Mark Your Calendar for the Fall 2015 Season of
Children's Garden Workshops!

9:00 AM--10:00 AM on the following Saturdays:
September 19 - Nature Mandalas
October 3 - Fall Planting #1
October 17 - Fall Planting #2 Grow Your Greens
October 31: Fall Fun and Scavenger Hunt
November 14 - Painting with Nature
November 28 - Let's Feast on Garden Fare
December 12 - Caring For Nature Peace & Solstice Celebration

Please come play with us and remember, it doesn't matter the weather, we are rain and shine! (Check the Facebook Page for up to the minute information if there is lightening.)
It's hot, so remember those hats, glasses, sunscreen, and water bottles. & Be sure to bring a bag to carry home your harvest goodies!
Workshops run from 9-10am in Jarboe Park. We look forward to seeing you!
Workshops are free. All donations are gratefully accepted and go directly back into supplies for future children's garden workshops!

DETAILS:  FREE! We welcome children of all ages. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult!