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!
Spring 2014 Schedule
LOCATION: Beaches Organic Community Garden, Jarboe Park, Florida Blvd. and A1A, Neptune Beach
TIME: 9:00 AM--10:00 AM on Saturdays
WHEN: See calendar below
DETAILS: FREE! We welcome children of all ages. Children MUST be accompanied by an adult!
events include a "What's Growing in the Garden?" Tour, Watering the
Garden, Books and/or Music, and a Garden-Themed activity, craft, or food
Be sure to wear sunscreen and/or bug repellent if you desire. Bring a
sun hat, water bottle and a bag to take home your harvest and
April 12th: Haybale Planting - Cukes, Sunflowers & Beans Hooray!
April 18th: Fun with Fiber Plants - How do Cotton & Flax Grow?
May 10th: Spring Tease - Garden Tea Party with Herbs
May 24th: Eco-Art for the Earth - Let's Create Andy Goldworthy Style!
June 7th: Beautiful, Bountiful Bees - The Garden Can't do Without Them
June 21st: Worms, Soil & Compost - Getting the Garden Ready for Summer
(June workshop topics may switch depending on the beekeeper's schedule)