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2016 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 our gardens 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 and Graduation on Wednesday, August 10 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.! 


Mighty Mites Mighty Mites for 5 - 7 year olds
Monday Series (971-05-14-16)
Planting Saturdays: May 14 & June 4, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Summer Mondays: June 13, 20, 27 July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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Wednesday Series (971-05-21-16)
Planting Saturdays: May 21 & June 11, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Summer Wednesdays: June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Melinda Hooker, Arboretum Field Trip Educator and Children's Garden Coordinator

This introductory experience has 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, and take our harvest to the kitchen to create delicious snacks. Each week, we will receive new and great rewards from a small garden space.
Limit 16, Learning Center
register Sold out. Add your name to the wait list!
Mighty Mites MONDAY Series (971-05-14-16)
$160 member/$175 non-member
includes Arboretum admission, planting and project supplies, weekly snack, fresh from the garden produce, a Children's Garden t-shirt, and Children's Garden recipe book. 

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Mighty Mites WEDNESDAY Series (971-05-21-16)
$160 member/$175 non-member
includes Arboretum admission, planting and project supplies, weekly snack, fresh from the garden produce, a Children's Garden t-shirt, and Children's Garden recipe book. 


Seed Sowers

 

 

Seed Sowers for 7 - 10 year olds (972-05-14-16)
Planting Saturdays: May 14 & June 4, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Summer Mondays: June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Melinda Hooker, Arboretum Field Trip Educator and Children's Garden Coordinator

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, we will have a hands-on adventure in the garden and kitchen. What discoveries will we make? Join us to find out!
Limit 22, Learning Center

Register Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist!
$200 member/$220 non-member
includes Arboretum admission, planting and project supplies, weekly snack, fresh from the garden produce, a Children's Garden t-shirt, and Children's Garden recipe book.


 Garden Chefs

Garden Chefs for 9 - 13 year olds (973-05-21-16)
Planting Saturdays: May 21 & June 11, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Summer Wednesdays: June 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20, 27 August 3, 10, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Melinda Hooker, Arboretum Field Trip Educator and Children's Garden Coordinator

Cook up some fun this summer as we create the perfect snacking garden. In pairs, plant and tend your very own garden plot, discover and explore, and transform our bounty into magnificent bites in the kitchen. Try out your new garden-to-table skills on your family and friends with the extra harvest you take home each week!
Limit 22, Learning Center

waitlist Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist!
$200 member/$220 non-member
includes Arboretum admission, planting and project supplies, weekly snack, fresh from the garden produce, a Children's Garden t-shirt, and Children's Garden recipe book.



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 

 

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.


Teenage Children's Garden Mentors Wanted!

2016 Job Description


2016 Application


 Camps require a participant information form be filled out for each child and submitted at registration.

Click Here to download an interactive PDF form.
Click Here to download a printable form.

 When completed, please attach and email the form to arbedu@umn.edu
or, print your finished form and mail to:
 
LC - Summer Programs for Kids
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN 55318

Also check out our
Summer Day Camps