InterGenerate Teaching Garden
Family Teaching Series
The Friends of John Jay Homestead is partnering with InterGenerate to present a 6-week gardening series about planting, the growing season, and the life cycle of plants in its Teaching Garden. This class is for families with children ages 4-10. Children make the farm-to-table connection through hands-on planting and tending a vegetable garden while exploring plant parts, ecology and, of course, bugs! All food grown in these Giving Gardens is donated to several organizations supporting those in need.
The 6-week series is limited to 10 families for a fee of $175 per family. Wait-listed families will be offered early sign-up for the Summer or Fall series.
Registrants: This class requires participation in harvesting and delivering food to several organizations that provide the fresh produce we grow, to families in need. When you register, you will be asked to use SignUp Genius to commit to tend the garden, harvest or deliver one week per session.
Register at: http://johnjayhomestead.org/event-registration. Click on the “Family Teaching Garden” link.
Sundays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
April 29: The Magic of Seeds
May 6: SOIL and Roots
May 13: Powerful STEMs
May 20: The Reason for a Flower
June 3: It’s a Bug’s Life
June 10: First Harvest!
Six-week Series: $125/family
The class is limited to 10 families. Wait-listed families will be offered early signup for summer or fall classes.
John Jay Homestead
400 Jay St,
Katonah, NY 10536
Jackie’s favorite garden vegetable is kale because it is the gift that keeps on giving, from June’s first sprigs, through the winter holidays! Since their beginnings in 2011, Jackie O’Brien has been a member of the InterGenerate Hen Co-op at John Jay Homestead, and Community Garden at Chappaqua. She is an InterGenerate board member, with two Masters degrees in Education from Bank Street and Fordham, and was recently certified as a Wild Earth Apprentice Instructor. Having taught PreK for many years, Jackie is currently Briarcliff Nursery School’s Lead Fours teacher, passionate about providing our next generation with an education rooted in place-based nature connections.
Jaime's interest in food, farming, health and our interconnectedness grew when she found herself living in a small agricultural community in El Salvador between 2010-2012, as a Peace Corps Volunteer. That is what inspired her to pursue a Masters in Sustainable Food Systems at the United Nation's University for Peace in Costa Rica, 2014. She has always loved working with children and young adults, so she has been delighted to have been able to work with both nature and young people in many different facets over the past few years. Jaime is an Assistant "Fours" Teacher at Briarcliff Nursery School’s Community Habilitation Professional, Certified Yoga and Integrative Health Coach, and a writer. She loves spending time outdoors and inspiring curiosity.