We are very excited to be starting a Children's Garden Program at Heron Pond Farm this year with Abigail Langsner. Please accompany your child(ren) during all workshops. Workshop descriptions can be found below.Printable calender available here.
Heron Pond Farm ~ Children's Garden Workshops
– Bring your own container (a pot, clean yogurt container, old Tupperware, or even an old, too small rain boot will work). You'll learn how a seed grows, plant your own seeds, and bring them home to watch them grow. Making Mud Pies –
You’ll make a pie out of mud, decorate it with the garden's bounty, and let it bake in the sun. Later you can feed it to your compost pile! Stone Paperweights -
Lots of rocks can make it hard for plants to grow, but you will find a good use for ours. You'll paint your own beautiful paperweight using a rock you discover in the garden. Three Sisters Gardening –
We'll have fun planting our own "Three Sisters Garden" and watch and wait as the corn, beans, and squash help each other grow! We may even have a chance to play Three Sisters Tag. Digging for Decomposers -
Have you ever wondered who lives below our feet? There is an entire world of wiggly worms and burrowing bugs who are decomposers. They help make our garden soil fertile. Let's explore the world beneath our feet and see what we can find. The Buzz About Bees –
Do you hear that buzz? It's a bee hard at work pollinating the plants in our garden. We'll learn why bees are so important for our gardens and even practice our own bee dance. Fruit and Vegetable Stamps –
Who needs stamps when you have an entire garden! We'll use items from our garden as stamps and paintbrushes to make our very own garden art.