Children’s Classes

Roots & Shoots program

It’s never too early to start to cultivate a love of plants! Caregivers learn alongside their child ages 2-5 during this active, hands-on program, where we investigate and grow plants, make fresh garden snacks, read books, go on scavenger hunts, explore nature, and create botanical crafts all within the setting of a 1/2 acre garden. Each week we will explore a different garden theme depending on the time of year. Possible topics of study are: botany, seasons, soil, herbs, native animals and habitats, food preservation, seed saving, and much more! Each week participants will take home plants to care for and/or freshly harvested produce when available.

SPRING 2021

FRIDAYS 10-11AM

MAY 7, 14, 21, 28

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SUMMER 2021

FRIDAYS 10-11AM

JULY 16, 23, 30, AUGUST 6

Program is $60 for 1 adult & 1 child for each season. Additional sibling is $30. Classes are held outside and are rain or shine, so please dress for the weather!

Minimum enrollment of 6 participants is needed, with a maximum of 12

Budding Botanists program

This is a drop-off program for children ages 6 -12 (or children entering grades K-6 in fall). In this hands-on program, children help care for and grow edible plants in a 1/2 acre garden setting. Participants will seed, transplant, weed, water, and harvest crops. In addition to helping maintain garden beds, children participate in cooking, exploring nature, science investigations, arts&crafts, scavenger hunts, and other fun garden-based activities. Each day we will explore a different seasonally appropriate theme, such as: botany, plant adaptations, soil properties, native animals and habitats, food preservation, seed saving, ethnobotany, local food systems, and more! Participants will take home plants to care for and/or freshly harvested produce when available.

SPRING 2021

Spring prep day: Saturday, April 24, 9:30am-12:30pm

$30

Help prep the garden for planting! Students will help build beds, explore compost, weed, plant seeds, and transplant seedlings. We will also prepare a fresh garden snack and children will take home a plant.

SUMMER 2021

August 9-13

9am – 1pm

$160

We will prepare a fresh snack each day based on our theme of study. Please pack a peanut free lunch.

Minimum enrollment of 12 participants needed

COVID 19 protocols

  • If you or your child are sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick please stay home.
  • In the case of anticipated torrential downpour I will cancel the days programming so we do not have to be stuck inside together for space sake. I will send out an email by 8am the morning of. A make-up day will be scheduled.
  • I will take each participants temperature with a thermal thermometer when they arrive. Masks are required of all participants and instructors throughout the day except when we are eating.
  • Each participant will have their own cubby to store personal items.
  • Participants will be asked to sanitize hands upon arrival. Hand washing will happen before and after lunch. Hand sanitizer will be available for use in between hand washing.
  • Surfaces will be washed and sanitized before, during and after the workshop. 
  • All participants will need to fill out a waiver prior to beginning the program, and this must be returned before the first day of programming.

Frequently asked questions

Are drop-in’s allowed? Can I attend just one class?

Unfortunately no – advance registration is required for the entire session.

Are refunds given for missed classes?

Unfortunately no refunds are given for missed classes. Should the class be canceled due to extreme weather or if I am sick then a make-up class will be scheduled.

What should we bring for class?

Water bottle, sunscreen in summer, a harvest bag, and lunch if child is participating in summer session of the Budding Botanists program.

How do I register?

Fill out the waiver form below and email me at jenine.osbon@gmail.com. Payment is required to hold you and/or your child’s spot. Payment is not refunded if you decide to cancel under a week prior to the start of the program.

Program waiver