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YOUTH PROGRAMS

Encouraging Connections to Nature and One Another

Gardening engages kids by supplying a dynamic environment to observe, discover, experiment, nurture and learn. Gardens are like living laboratories where learning comes from real-life experiences and is fueled by a child’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm, resulting in an environment that encourages participation and responsibility.

Our goal is to provide youth with an interactive garden space that inspires curiosity, builds knowledge, kindles passion, and strengthens respect for all living things.

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Fresh on Friday Garden Explorers

The Bee Happy Discovery Garden  buzzes with excitement each Friday morning! No chemicals here, just happy kids, pollinators and plants! Learn about and taste what’s growing in the garden. Kids may respectfully explore, help out, and observe using all their senses. Magnifying glasses, watering cans, art materials and books help kids connect with the garden at their own pace. Each Friday features special garden activities and community partners. Follow our Facebook page for our changing weekly schedule. 

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GARDENERS OF TOMORROW

For middle school and high school youth. Free.

This summer program is designed to offer a very flexible time commitment  for this busy age group.  Youth will find a variety of areas to explore, including gardening, cooking, community service and more. Register today or contact us for more information.

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Clear Lake Public Library

The Clear Lake Public Library is a rich resource to our community and we are pleased to have them facilitate a few of their programs in the garden! All of these activities are free. Be sure to check out what else the Clear Lake Public Library has to offer!
  • Story Time:Wednesdays, Aug 6-August 27, 10:30-11 am
  • Yoga Buds: Ages 4 and up (schedule TBD)
  • GROW! Middle school and high school youth. (schedule to be TBD)
Clear Lake Public Library brings story time to the garden with a creative activity and fun book to share!  Story Time is designed for children aged 0-5 and their families. A responsible adult caregiver should accompany children.

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING DATES

  • Line Dance

    May 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Enjoy a fun outdoor line dancing class in Central Gardens! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Free.

  • Line Dance

    May 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Enjoy a fun outdoor line dancing class in Central Gardens! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Free.

  • Line Dance

    May 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Enjoy a fun outdoor line dancing class in Central Gardens! All ages and skill levels are welcome. Free.

Grow-Share-Grow
May 23, 2023   |
6:30 pm -
7:00 pm
Grow-Share-Grow
May 24, 2023   |
6:30 pm -
7:00 pm
Strolling Stories
May 25, 2023   |
5:30 pm -
6:00 pm
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