2017 SUMMER WEEKLY CHILDREN'S GARDEN

The Children's Garden is THE place where kids can grow and learn with hands-on discovery all summer long! Week by week we will explore the changes and surprises taking place as the gardens we plant together come to life. We will celebrate the bees and butterflies, investigate the soil, and taste-test from the garden. We will dig for earthworms, search for sow bugs, tend our plants, and make delicious snacks fresh from the bounty of our harvest. Pairs of gardeners will tend kid-sized plots of vegetables and flowers throughout the summer. Sign up with a friend or make a new friend. All Children's Garden participants and their families are invited to the Children's Garden Harvest Celebration on Thursday, August 17 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.!


Mighty Mites Mighty Mites for 5 - 7 year olds

MONDAY Series (971-05-13-17)
Planting Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: May 13 & June 3
Summer Mondays 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14

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WEDNESDAY Series (971-05-20-17)
Planting Saturdays 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: May 20 & June 10
Summer Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16


An amazing introductory experience with a focus on fun! Mighty Mites is the perfect place to start growing a love of gardening. Throughout the summer, we will dig, plant, weed, water, harvest, investigate, taste-test, explore, participate in scientific discovery, learn the value of teamwork, and marvel at what we create! Join us as we grow a garden full of vegetables and flowers, then take our harvest to the kitchen to create delicious snacks. Each week, we will receive new and great rewards from our gardens. NOTE: Dig in! Parents/adults are encouraged (but not required!) to attend the Saturday Planting Sessions with their child.
Limit 16, Learning Center

register Monday Series, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (971-05-13-17)
$170 member/$185 non-member includes Arboretum admission, planting and project supplies, weekly snack and recipe, fresh produce from the garden, Children's Garden t-shirt and Children's Garden Harvest Celebration.

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Wednesday Series, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (971-05-20-17)

$170 member/$185 non-member includes Arboretum admission, planting and project supplies, weekly snack and recipe, fresh produce from the garden, Children's Garden t-shirt and Children's Garden Harvest Celebration.


Seed Sowers

 

 

Seed Sowers for 7 - 10 year olds (972-05-13-17)
Planting Saturdays 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: May 13 & June 3
Summer Mondays 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.: June 19, 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14


Dig in and get ready for a summer of growing adventures! This summer's crop of Seed Sowers will be busy tending our living garden laboratory, investigating plant science and making garden-fresh snacks. From seed sprouting, photosynthesis, and pollination to mixing, measuring and baking, the Arboretum will provide a hands-on adventure in the garden and kitchen. What amazing discoveries will we make? Join Seed Sowers to find out! NOTE: Dig in! Parents/adults are encouraged (but not required!) to attend the Saturday Planting Sessions with their child.
Limit 22, Learning Center

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$200 member/$215 non-member includes Arboretum admission, planting and project supplies, weekly snack and recipe, fresh produce from the garden, Children's Garden t-shirt, and Children's Garden Harvest Celebration.


 Garden Chefs

Garden Chefs for 10 - 13 year olds (973-05-20-17)
Planting Saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: May 20 & June 10,
Summer Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: June 21, 28, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16


Cook up some fun this summer as we create the perfect kitchen garden, both beautiful and bountiful! In pairs, plant and tend your own garden plots, discover and explore, and transform your well-earned harvest into delicious, healthy snacks in the kitchen. Bring home bags of extra harvest each week, then test out your new garden-to-table skills with your family and friends...they'll be impressed, delighted and amazed!
Limit 22, Learning Center

Register $200 member/$215 non-member includes Arboretum admission, planting and project supplies, weekly snack and recipe, fresh produce from the garden, Children's Garden t-shirt and and Children's Garden Harvest Celebration.
 


To Register for Class

To register online, click on the "Register" button listed with the class. Or call 612-301-1210 to register by phone. 
View the 2016 Summer Kids' Programs Catalog 
2017 viewble catalog coming soon!

Questions?
Call 612-301-1210
or email: ArbEdu@umn.edu

Cancellation Policy: Registration cancellations must be made two weeks prior to class date in order to receive refund. A $5 processing fee will apply.


NOW OFFERING Teenage Counselor-in-Training Program!

2017 Job Description 

FREE Counselor-in-Training Information Night
Wednesday, March 8, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. (991-03-08-17)

Free to attend the informational session! 
Arboretum Learning Center

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Camps and Summer Childrens Garden require acknowledgement that parent/guardian has read and understands the Participant Agreement and Complete Waiver and Release Form. 

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