The Teaching Garden at John Jay Homestead
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New this season, we are offering a Family Gardening Series in our Teaching Garden at John Jay Homestead, which is adjacent to the Herb Garden. Children can learn so much in the garden! They connect with Earth; they learn that food doesn't come from a store; they have the chance to witness the magic the happens as plants grow and taste the results. As the adults learn how to plant and tend a vegetable garden, the children will be doing hands-on explorations of plant parts, ecology, and of course bugs. We will also have a chance to taste the vegetables we grow in simple preparations. The Family Gardening Series is a perfect opportunity for families to work and learn together.
There are two sessions of 6 sessions each: spring/summer and summer/fall. We would like to keep the maximum number of families in one class to 10.
All children must be accompanied by an adult 18 or over.
Spring/Summer: 5/15, 5/22, 6/5, 6/12, 6/26, 7/10
Summer/Fall: 7/24, 8/7, 8/21, 8/28, 9/11, 9/25
Classes are held on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 - 2:15
Cost to Participants
$215 for 12 classes ($18/class)
$150 for 6 classes (spring/summer or summer/fall - $25/class)
$30 a class if taken individually
Suzi Novak is a certified teacher with 30 years experience. She is also certified with the Cornell Cooperative as a Master Composter and with the New York Botanical Gardens as a Master Gardener. Suzi is a GreenFaith Fellow, an InterGeneate Board member, a Program Leader for the national, denominational UU climate justice initiative Commit2Respond and has spoken locally and nationally on sustainable eating.