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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!


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!

All 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 preparation.


IMPORTANT: 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 activities.