Children's Gardening Workshop
Monthly workshops provide kids a fun, hands-on way to learn about sustainable gardening. The free monthly workshop series at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab provides hands-on gardening activities for children ages 3-to-9. The Children’s Gardening Workshops will take place every second Sunday of the month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and run every 30 minutes.
All workshops are free to the public and run through June 8, 2014. The Children’s Gardening Workshop series has been developed in cooperation with the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Orange County and features instruction from gardening experts on sustainable home gardening practices.
THE 2014 CHILDREN’S GARDENING WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:
Growing a Rainbow
Sunday, March 9
Flowers come in all colors, shapes and sizes. Some are fragrant, others are edible. Many are used for medicine and dyes, while some can be harmful. Find out all about the wonderful world of flowers, their uses, and how to create a magical floral rainbow of your very own.
Three Sisters Gardening: A Native American Tradition
Sunday, April 13
According to Native American legend, corn, beans and squash (the food staples of many Native American cultures) are three inseparable sisters who only grow and thrive when planted together. Come listen to the legend, absorb the wisdom and reconnect with the land by planting your own Three Sisters Garden for your yard or patio.
Garden Detectives 2: What’s All the Buzzing About?
Sunday, May 11
Bees are fascinating insects that play a critical role in making sure we have yummy fruits and vegetables to eat. Come and learn all about the world of bees, how they make honey and why it is so important for us to protect them. Then stay and plant some nectar flowers to take home for your garden.
The Web of Life
Sunday, June 8
Did you know that plants, animals, insect, humans, and the environment are all interconnected and depend on each another for survival? Come discover how it’s all woven together, as you make your very own Web of Life to take home with you.
About the Farm + Food Lab
The Farm + Food Lab is a two-acre demonstration garden created to educate and inspire visitors of all ages on how they can grow organic, fresh produce in their own backyard. Open seven days a week and staffed by University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardeners of Orange County, the Farm + Food Lab is home to spring and fall gardening workshops for adults as well as monthly workshops for children, developed in partnership with the UCCE Master Gardeners.
The Orange County Great Park is located at Sand Canyon and Marine Way, and can easily be reached by the 5 or 405 freeways. For more information, visit, please visit www.ocgp.org or call 866-829-3829.