The Little Sprouts program shows kids the magic of nature, organic food growing, and healthy lifestyles!
New in-person sessions Saturdays at 10:00AM
Best for kids between ages 3 - 7
Free (but donations are encouraged!)
**Registration is required for attendance.**
Little Sprouts is a youth garden program hosted at City Sprouts. Each week our educator presents a new garden-related topic. From planting seeds to an end-of-season harvest party, there is something for everyone! Each lesson includes hands-on activities, interactive gardening, book reading, and a healthy snack.
Little Sprouts is geared for youth, ages 3 to 7 years old. All sessions are family-friendly and free, but donations are welcomed and encouraged to keep the program going and help pay for supplies. Parents/guardians are always welcome to join their kids in exploring the garden. For children under 5 years old, we do require a parent to be in attendance.
Important Updates and Safety Precautions:
In 2021, we will be resuming the typical 10 week summer schedule. This is our first attempt at going back to face-to-face meetings since the beginning of the national pandemic. Please be patient as we navigate these meetings with proper safety measures in place.
To promote the health and wellness of all our visitors, we ask that all parents and children ages two and up wear a mask. Though these sessions will be outside, we will still maintain social distancing of standing/sitting six feet apart. Hand sanitizer will be provided and available at all Little Sprouts sessions. If you or your child is experiencing cold- or flu-like symptoms, please stay home.
Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to our first summer sessions back with you, friends!
New registration links are released weekly, and *registration is required to attend Little Sprouts sessions*.
Check out the awesome sessions we have planned for 2021:
Week 1 (June 5) - Geared Up for Gardening: Welcome back to another great summer of Little Sprouts! For our welcome lesson, we will venture out on a nature scavenger hunt, learn about the important tools we need for gardening this summer, and decorate our own unique gardener aprons. This class will be taught by Cian.
Week 2 (June 12) - Squirmy Wormies: Wear your mud-romping clothes and get ready to get up close and personal with one of our favorite garden friends - the earthworm! We’ll talk about how earthworms help the soil stay healthy and how you can even keep some at your house in a compost bin! This class will be taught by Cian.
Week 3 (June 19) - Naturally Clean Kids: What can we do with our garden plants besides make food dishes? This week we will learn that we can do a lot - we can even clean our house and bodies with plants! Today, we will learn how to use our garden plants to become naturally clean kids all year around. This class will be taught by Cian.
Week 4 (June 26) - Fuzzy Buzzy Honeybees: This week we will earn all about honeybees, play with beekeeper suits and tools, and use all of our senses to explore the world of pollinators! This class will be taught by Shannon.
Week 5 (July 10) - Where Do Snacks Grow?: What’s been growing in the Little Sprouts Garden this summer? We will learn all about the delicious produce we've been growing and make a healthy snack to share. This class will be taught by Cian.
Week 6 (July 17) - Growing a Salad: In this lesson, we are going to get our hands back in the dirt! We will learn about different types of seeds, make a seed book to take home, and plant a delicious crop of salad veggies to harvest later this year. This class will be taught by Cian.
Week 7 (July 24) - Magic in the Garden: Gardens are full of magic and wonder! We will build houses for fairies throughout the garden and embellish magic wands to take home. Silly and/or magical play clothes encouraged! This class will be taught by Shannon.
Week 8 (July 31) - Chicken Children: Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the community garden! Come meet the City Sprouts chickens and see why we think they are so awesome! This class will be taught by Shannon.
Week 9 (August 7) - Jammin' Berries: Who likes to jam? The City Sprouts berries do, and so can you! This week, we will learn how to preserve berries from the garden in a delicious, sweet jam to take home and enjoy. This class will be taught by Cian.
Week 10 (August 14) - Harvest Pizza Party!: Welcome to the final week of Little Sprouts! This week, we will harvest some vegetables from the garden to create delicious pizzas to share, cooked in our natural cob oven. We will also play fun games and sign each other’s class photos to remember this summer for years to come.
Spring 2020 Session
Our 2020 Spring Session offered 8 weeks of virtual, live video sessions with instructor Cian. Some topics include planting a garden, foraging for spring onions, and various crafts!
Summer 2020 Session
Our 2020 Spring Session offered 9 weeks of virtual, live video sessions with instructor Cian. Some topics include growing a salad, making berry jam, and learning about pollinators!
Autumn 2020 Session
Our 2020 Autumn Session offers 10 weeks of virtual video sessions with instructor Cian. Some topics include the science of autumn, seed saving, and how to make some pumpkin treats!
Little Sprouts Program Email Updates
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