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Gardening with Kids: Workshop for Families

May 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


It’s spring, and here in Chicago we are all thinking about plants! Growing a garden with children, no matter what size the garden may be, is a rewarding activity with many benefits – not to mention the benefit of beautiful vegetables and flowers. Gardening helps develop positive social skills, teaches children about eating fruits and vegetables, and can even foster long term environmental stewardship.

This sounds great, but how do you do it in real life? Let the expert nature educators at the Garfield Park Conservatory help. From tool safety to mitigating the biggest messes, there are lots of techniques that can make gardening with kids an activity to do all season long.

At the Garfield Park Conservatory, we are experts on plant science and nature play, and we run activities for kids of all ages four times a week. We want to teach parents and caregivers how to do these activities and engage in nature activities at home and outside.

This workshop is open to kids and grownups to learn and play together. We will create newspaper seedling pots and then get outside to our vegetable garden to work together, weather permitting.

Each family will receive a small bound handbook to take home with more information on the topics covered in the workshop. In addition, families will bring home kid friendly garden tools!

Scholarships are available for each workshop. To apply, please fill out this form or contact if you have questions.

Preregistration is required.


Tickets are $30 per family/$24 per member family. Become a member today!


May 17, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
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