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Youth

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Gardening engages kids by supplying a dynamic environment to observe, discover, experiment, nurture and learn. We aspire to help grow healthy kids from the ground up; growing fully not quickly. Gardens are really living laboratories where learning occurs from real life experiences and is fueled by a child’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm, resulting in an environment that encourages participation and responsibility.

Family at Central Gardens of North Iowa

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Family at Central Gardens of North Iowa

Growing Green Gardeners

Our Growing Green Gardeners program is divided into Garden Explorers, aimed at kids from 0-12 and Team Harvest-Unite-Grow-Share(HUGS) for Middle school/High school youth.  All youth programs are offered free of charge. We hope you will come grow with us!

Storywalk for Family

Story Walk

Follow the garden path to read the displayed story and end up at the Bee Happy Discovery Garden! The StoryWalk® is a wonderful way for readers of all ages to combine literacy skills and healthy exercise while enjoying the surroundings. New books will be posted by the Clear Lake Public Library in June and  in July.

Youth

YOUTH PROGRAM EVENTS

  • Friday Garden Explorers

    July 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Kids may taste, explore and help out in the Bee Happy Discovery garden during Fresh on Fridays. A special garden activity each week along with visits from other community members

  • Team Harvest-Unite-Grow-Share(HUGS)

    August 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Registration: TBA. Class size limited to 15. T-shirt and garden journal provided to active participants. Free. For youth entering sixth grade and up. Help care for the Bee Happy Discovery

  • Kids at Central Gardens of North Iowa

    Friday Garden Explorers

    August 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

    Kids may taste, explore and help out in the Bee Happy Discovery garden during Fresh on Fridays. A special garden activity each week along with visits from other community members

Bee Happy Discovery Garden at Central Gardens of North Iowa
June 4, 2021   |
9:00 am -
11:00 am
Team Hugs Family at Central Gardens of North Iowa
June 10, 2021   |
5:30 pm -
7:30 pm
Bee Happy Discovery Garden at Central Gardens of North Iowa
June 11, 2021   |
9:00 am -
11:00 am
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