Gardening Workshops introduce students to the hands-on excitement of growing
vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Students learn the basics of good gardening with activities
such as seasonally appropriate planting, watering, weeding, and harvesting. Lessons
are brought to life as students indulge their senses and imagination with explorations
of the herb collection, display gardens, and meadow.
Session I: 10:00–11:15 a.m.; Session II: 11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m.; Fee per group: $130
How Does Your Garden Grow in Fall?
Fall is a busy time in the Family Garden. Harvest the last of the season’s vegetables,
smell herbs, and dig for worms. Help prepare the garden for the upcoming winter by sowing
cover crops, planting flowering bulbs, making compost, and raking leaves. Each student
pots up a plant to take home.
Grades: Pre-K–5; Tuesdays–Fridays; September 9–October 31; Location: Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden; GW-300
How Does Your Garden Grow in Spring?
Spring has sprung in the Family Garden. Help get the garden off to a good start as we
prepare the garden for planting by clearing winter debris and adding freshly sifted compost.
Students plant radishes, scallions, or lettuce, and harvest and taste early crops like chives,
spinach, and violas. Search for worms and discover other garden animals while exploring
the meadow for spring flowering bulbs. Each student pots up a plant to take home.
Grades: Pre-K–5; Tuesdays–Fridays; March 31–June 26; Location: Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden; GW-301
How Does Your Garden Grow in Summer?
The Family Garden is in its full glory in the summer. Students water; sow seeds such as
bush beans, carrots, or cucumbers; harvest and taste basil and cherry tomatoes; and dig
for worms. Explore the meadow for visiting garden animals and discover the diversity of
plants in the Global Gardens. Each student pots up a plant to take home.
Grades: Pre-K–5; Wednesdays and Fridays; July 1–August 28; Location: Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden; GW-302