Children and NYBG staff working in the Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden.

Edible Academy Programs

Dig! Plant! Grow!

Drop by the Family Garden every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1:30–5:30 p.m., April through October, for hands-on gardening activities, crafts, and investigations. Dig in the dirt, water the garden, sow seeds, and see what’s growing. Programs help foster in children a lifelong appreciation for nature and freshly grown food. Program themes change monthly, following the crops maturing in the garden with activities to celebrate each. For program descriptions, click on the titles below.

Children's Gardening Program

Fall session begins September 9, 2017

Offered in the spring, summer, and fall, kids ages 3–12 plant, tend, and harvest vegetables, and are taught lessons on gardening topics from beans to worms.


Edible Academy Fresh from the Garden Tastings

Fresh from the Garden Tastings presented by Whole Foods Market®

Wednesdays through October 25; 11 a.m. at the Pine Tree Café

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