Many children love to play in the garden and along El Paseo. We are now dedicating Tuesdays as Kids Garden Days to offer opportunities for youth to learn about gardening and participate in activities.
One of our garden leaders, Milan, is leading the initiative. She is a biology teacher by day and loves to teach kids about nature.
See below for a detailed schedule and project description and register for each day you would like to attend on EventBrite. Capacity is at 10 kids per event. First come, first serve.
Every Tuesday from June 18th to August 20th
10 Days/Lessons Total
4 pm to 6 pm
Suggested Donation $5
Donations go towards kids project materials.
Cash donation preferred the day of event to avoid fees.
Children must be accompanied by adult.
*Please let us know of any allergies
El Paseo Community Garden
944 W. 21st St.
Next to Alivio Medical Center
Soil Preparation |Square Foot Garden| Planting Calendar| Seeding | Plant Families
- Lesson 1: Soil is Alive!
Tuesday June 18th, 2019
Come learn about soil and what lives in it! Learn about the different types of soil and how to know what kind you have!
- Lesson 2: Learn about seeds & plan a garden
Tuesday June 25th, 2019
Learn how to test if your seeds will grow! Plan a garden bed using square foot gardening and take home your own seedling!
Garden Methods | Water & Drought| Sun & Shade Plants | Composting & Weed
- Lesson 3: Sun & Shade Plants
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
Learn how much sunlight is needed for different plants! See how we use the sun in our garden for solar power and paint a sign for our 3 sisters garden!
- Lesson 4: Composting & Weeds
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
Learn how to compost and make compost stew with weeds to keep your plants healthy!
- Lesson 5: Bird Houses
Tuesday, July 16th, 2019
How can we attract different kinds of birds to our garden? We can build them a home! Come join as we construct, paint and decorate birdhouses to be installed in our food forest and garden.
Native plants | Foraging
Lesson 6: ForagingTuesday, July 23rd, 2019Come take a walk on the wild side! Learn how to identify wild edible plants, then, join us for a Scavenger Hunt!
The Garden Guardian
Beneficial Insects | Pollinators |Bees | Birds
- Lesson 7: Pollinators
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Come learn about the bees that live in our garden, then help us fix up our insect hotels and make a Bee Medicine mushroom log!
- Lesson 8: Birds
Tuesday, August 6th, 2019
What kinds of seeds do birds eat? You will learn about this and more during our bird inspired lesson! Make seed ornaments and a hummingbird feeder to attract these nectar loving birds to our garden!
Produce Identification | Honorable Harvest |Preservation | Seed Saving | Recipes
- Lesson 9: Seed Bombs & seed harvesting
Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
Let’s harvest! Learn how to dry and preserve a variety of medicinal plants from our garden to make tea! Then, gather seeds throughout the garden to make clay seed bombs!
- Lesson 10: How to use your harvest
Tuesday, August 20th, 2019
Join us as we share recipes and make a delicious pesto using ingredients from our garden! You can also learn how to make minty fresh ice cubes!