Kids watering plants in the Edible Academy

Edible Academy Programs

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Children's Gardening Program

Fall session begins September 12, 2020

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


A child and his father spraying garden beds with waterSprouts offers a hands-on introduction to the fun of planting and harvesting. Accompanied by a parent or guardian, children ages 3–5 experience nature up close as they explore the garden, dig for worms, and make crafts. Please note: One adult must attend; no infants, toddlers, or older siblings. Programs run rain or shine.


Photo of a student in the Children's Gardening Program, ECAGIn Crafters, kids ages 6–12 plant a garden with tasty vegetables, fresh herbs, and beautiful flowers, and then take home organic produce harvested from their very own garden plot! Seasonal themes and activities enhance the experience. Programs run rain or shine.