Children's Gardening Class
(Fridays in the Fall and Spring)
Every Friday in the Fall and Spring, we have class at our children's community garden at Martial Cottle Farm and Park where we tend our beautiful vegetable garden. We plant seeds and seedlings as well as weed and trim our plants. We harvest our vegetables when they are ready and eat them for snack. We also enjoy outdoor nature art such as rock painting, building fairy houses and making little fairies to decorate our garden. After our hard work, we walk to the park area where the children enjoy free outdoor explorations. Our outdoor program gives children the opportunity to experience the natural world and engage in meaningful work.
Winter Fridays - Knitting Class
For Winter Fridays, the children learn and practice knitting, hand sewing and machine sewing. Younger students learn basic hand stitching and how to sew on a button. Older students learn how to use a sewing machine safely.
The children pick and choose their own projects and create beautiful items such as ornaments, little bags, scarves, clothing and more.
Typical Winter Friday Schedule
9:30am to 10am - Free Exploration
10:00am to 11:30am - Knitting/Sewing Class
11:30am to 12:30pm - Snack and Recess
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