Children’s Garden Program:

Growing Gardens, Growing Minds

Download 2017 Registration PDF

Summer 2017 classes begin after school ends in June and continue through August.

Two classes meet once a week on alternate weeks, offering six sessions for each class. The program consists of age-appropriate gardening activities for children 5-8 years old and 9-13 years old, with a maximum of 36 students in each class. The number of children accepted is limited to the number of adult group leader volunteers for groups of 6 children. Our goal is to provide a high-quality, enjoyable gardening and learning experience. The program received the Award of Excellence in 2003 and 2013.

Each session begins at 9:30 a.m. with “hands on” time in the garden, beginning with planting seeds and starter plants, and continuing with watering, weeding, learning how to problem solve plant problems as they arise and harvesting as the season progresses. Around 10:15, a light snack is served (veggies, fruit, popcorn), and then it’s time for crafts and exploring garden-related topics, such as garden safety, recycling and earth stewardship. Classes end at noon. The last session is a pizza party, during which participants make their own mini-pizza with produce grown in the garden. Parents are welcome to stay throughout the program and are encouraged to assist with activities. Cost of the program is $10 per child. Children are accepted into the program as completed registration forms and checks are received.

To register for the 2017 Children’s Garden Program, complete the form and mail to:

OSU Extension Center
Children’s Garden
569 Hanley Road
Central Point, OR 97502

For more information, contact Patches at 541-857-0357 or

Children’s Garden Classes – 2017
Class 1 Class 2
June 22 June 29
July 6 July 13
July 20 July 27
August 3 August 10
August 17 August 24
August 31 (Harvest Party) August 31 (Harvest Party)