Do you like to work with children? Do you feel the need for children to know and understand the following:
- How to grow their own food and where there food comes from.
- How to garden with flowers, herbs and vegetables.
- How to garden for wildlife and conserve wildlife habitats.
- How to take care of the environment.
If you said, “Yes”, to any or all of these things, you will love our new “Growing Young Gardeners Team”. We are putting together a team of people who would like to participate in our Youth Gardening Classes. There will be five parts of the team and you can participate in any part you like.
Part 1: Reading to children. If you like to read to children, you can read a book about the lesson of the day. We have a small library of gardening with children books. If you would like to go to the library and find a book, or if you would like to purchase a book to add to our library, we will reimburse you for the book.
Part 2: Teaching a subject. Each week there is a new subject that relates to that session’s theme. Whether it’s insects, birds, veggie gardening (summer or winter), butterflies or hummingbirds. If you have a favorite subject you would like to teach we would love to have you join our team.
Part 3: Leading a small art/craft project that relates to the subject. This would be a short project appropriate for Sprouts (4-6 year) and JMG (3rd-5th grades). We have some supplies and will reimburse you for whatever supplies you need to purchase.
Part 4: Work in the Garden: After the lesson each child will have a plant to place in the garden or raised beds. You can help them plant and then help fill the watering cans by using the rain tanks so they can water their plant. They would need a demonstration how to plant before the activity. (Depth, fluff up the roots, spacing, etc.) Parents are there, as well, to help.
Part 5: Take Photos: If you like to take photos, we need someone who can take group shots through the process of the classes. This doesn’t have to be done at every class. One or two classes in a session. These photos will be used on the website, promotional materials and for grants.
Our Current Program: 3 Sessions throughout the year. The sessions are Spring, Summer & Fall. Each session is once each week for 4 weeks. Each session has a theme. This can change as needed. Two groups of young gardeners: Sprouts (4-6 year) and Junior Master Gardeners (3rd-5th grades). We also offer helpers for teens who want to help.
Spring-Wildlife habitats, watering and feeding birds, hummingbirds, butterflies
Summer-Summer vegetables, rainwater harvesting
Fall-Fall/Winter vegetables, wildlife food and water through winter.
Our goal is to create a sustainable program that people can feed into and help where they want, but aren’t totally responsible for the whole program.
To join our team
Sponsored by The People/Plant Connection