Children's Gardening Program


Hands-on gardening is the perfect way for kids to get outside and get their hands dirty. Guided by instructors, kids plant, tend, and harvest fresh produce; prepare and taste the fruits of their labor; and enjoy the beautiful natural setting of the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden.

Each gardening season offers unique and engaging activities.
Register for spring, summer, fall, or all three! The programs run
rain or shine, and regular attendance is required. Come grow with us!

Registration Begins February 1

Call 718.817.8181 or email to register

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Garden Sprouts: Ages 3-5

A hands-on introduction to the fun of planting and harvesting. Experience nature up close as you explore the garden, dig for worms, and make crafts. Each Sprout must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Be prepared to join in the fun!
Please note: No infants, toddlers, or older siblings.

FEE: Member $135; Non-Member $150

Spring

Section
Date
Time
A 6 Wednesdays, May 2–June 6 9:30–11 a.m.
B 6 Thursdays, May 3–June 7 1–2:30 p.m.
C 6 Fridays, May 4–June 8 9:30–11 a.m.
D 6 Saturdays, May 5–June 16 9:30–11 a.m.
no program May 26

Summer

Section
Date
Time
E 6 Saturdays, July 7–August 11 9:30–11 a.m.
F Tuesdays, July 10–August 14 1–2:30 p.m.
G 6 Thursdays, July 12–August 16 9:30–11 a.m.

Fall

Section
Date
Time
H 6 Thursdays, Sept. 6–Oct. 11 1–2:30 p.m.
I 6 Fridays, Sept. 7–Oct. 12 1–2:30 p.m.
J 6 Saturdays, Sept. 8–Oct. 20 9:30–11 a.m.
no program May 26

Call 718.817.8181 or email to register

Garden Crafters: Ages 6-12

Plant a garden with tasty vegetables, beautiful flowers, and fresh herbs. Learn to prepare delicious recipes using ingredients from your very own garden plot!

FEE: Member $165; Non-Member $180

Spring

Day
Date
Time
12 Saturdays March 31–June 23 9–11:30 a.m.

Summer

Day
Date
Time
6 Tuesdays & Thursdays July 10–August 16 9–11:30 a.m.

Fall

Day
Date
Time
7 Saturdays Sept. 8–Oct. 27 9–11:30 a.m.

Call 718.817.8181 or email to register