Kids Garden Days

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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.

Ages 6+
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

The Planter
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!

The Grower
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.
 
The Forager

Native plants | Foraging

  • Lesson 6: Foraging
    Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019
    Come 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!

The Preserver
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!