Are you a Mom, who has had a baby in the last four years, who's looking to grow a small community of local Moms and play mates for your kiddos? Are you interested in healthy educational hands-on outdoor opportunities for you and your little ones? This is the club for you!
HOW IT WORKS:
Full Season registration available, pre-registration required before start date of season. Our Mom & Me Garden Club is a weekly hour and a half long class every Friday from 10:00-11:30 am for Moms and children ages 4 and under.
For our 2023 program, Mom & Me Garden Club seasons are as follows:
Spring Season = 3/3/23 to 6/9/23 (15 weeks) $260. ~ CLOSED FOR 2023 ~
Summer Season = 6/16/23 to 8/25/23 (11 weeks) $200.
Fall Season = 9/1/23 to 11/10/23 (11 weeks) $200.
We must have a minimum of 10 Moms signed up for the full season to be able to move forward with this class, so please tell your friends!
We will provide one weekly STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) based garden/nature themed lesson for you and your babies, ages 0-4 years. We will cover subjects on topics such as seeds, plants, soil, the soil food web (worms, bugs and microbes), raising farm animals ethically (for the animal, the land and the planet), and more. You can look forward to educational material, crafts, a bountiful harvest and or potted plants to bring home every week. Child-initiated sensory play and time to anchor new skills is provided to account for children’s needs and interests.
The hope is to provide you an opportunity to continue your studies and extend many lessons into your home and or daily lives, enabling you to share your wonder and experience with your whole family. There is nothing quite as amazing as harvesting your own food, you and your family grew, at your own home. We can accommodate many different types of available growing spaces, providing plants that can grow well in many conditions (porch, patio, backyard, garden, window; shade, sun, warm, cool, etc.). Although we cannot guarantee your success at home, we can teach you how to care for your plants with your littles; and whether you succeed or not, we can guarantee there is an opportunity to further your family’s growing knowledge and skill level.
We will have a space for children to be on blankets outdoors, you are encouraged to bring large-wheeled strollers, wagons, or baby carriers depending on their mobility and your preferences and comfort level. There will also be space for children who are mobile to run, dig, and explore nature.
These lessons will be held rain or shine. We have a 100 foot open air hoop house we can spread out in and have many lessons to provide therein. We may also take a walk in the rain (depending on how much rain), so bring rain gear, boots, umbrellas etc. on rainy days.
After each lesson we will provide time and space to commune as Mom’s and talk about our children, learn about each other's experiences, discuss other opportunities locally for our children, our hopes, our dreams, our GARDENS (or dreams thereof), gardening questions and more!! No childcare will be provided during the "Mom Talk" we will see where our children lead us with their remaining energies and may spread out into smaller groups during this time as needed.