Garden Buddies 2018
Garden Buddies is a fun and interactive way to connect kids to nature.
Jenny leads kids through hands on activities and projects that are not only educational but super fun too!
Classes are every second Saturday of the month
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cost $5.00 Please register for each class
Terrariums and Photosynthesis
It might be cold and rainy outside… but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy some indoor gardening! Let’s energize our green thumbs by learning all of a plants needs and make some terrific terrariums together.
Springtime Rainbows and Flowers
Springtime showers and sunshine make eye-catching rainbows in the sky and brilliant shows of flowers blooming from the ground.
Discover the science behind rainbows and flower bulbs as we create rainbows of our own and paint a flower pot to grow our bulbs in.
Pollinators & Pollination
Have you ever wondered exactly why bees and other bugs are buzzing around flowers all the time?
Find out why these bugs like flowers so much and why it’s so good for flowers (and for you) that they do! We’ll make a Mason Bee home to set up in your own backyard to attract these peaceful pollinators and we’ll hang one by our strawberry patch here at Farmington Gardens.
Vegetable Gardening for Kids
Gardening is a fantastic way for kids to get inspired and learn about the world around them.
We are going to investigate how our vegetable plants grow and what they need to produce a bountiful harvest. Then we’ll get our hands dirty as we plant our vegetable beds together here in the Garden Buddies garden at Farmington Gardens.
Birds in the Garden
We are going to get to know the beautiful birds that visit our backyards! Which ones eat seeds? Which ones eat bugs? We’re going to find out. Then we’ll build our own cedar bird feeders!
Butterflies in the Garden
Flutter by butterfly! We’ve all heard of the Monarch Butterfly, but what butterfly is in my backyard?
We are going to learn all about butterflies that spend their summers here and how we can make them welcome in our gardens. Then we’ll make a butterfly identification book and a butterfly mosaic puddler.
Summertime Garden Art
Nature will be our inspiration as we explore different art forms in the gardens!
We’ll paint with flowers, use vegetables for print making, capture the colors of the sun and lots more. And, of course, we’ll play some fun outdoor water games!
We are going to learn all about apple trees. Then we get to make some delicious apple treats, press apple cider (with a real apple press), and make a cookbook to take home.
Water Cycles and Rain Gauges
Now that the seasons are changing and we can start to expect some rainy days….let’s have some fun!
We are going to become hydrologists and learn all about rain and the water cycle. We’ll make rain gauges to take home and learn to measure how much rain we’re getting in our backyards.