little sprouts

The Little Sprouts program shows kids the magic of nature, organic food growing, and healthy lifestyles! 

  • New in-person sessions Wednesdays 
    6:00 to 7:00 PM

  • 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 related to gardening and exploring the natural world. 


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. 

All classes are held at City Sprouts North Garden (4002 Seward Street).

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Important Updates and Safety Precautions: 

In 2021, we resumed the typical 10 week summer schedule. This was 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 encourage all parents and children ages two and up wear a mask. 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*. Confirmation emails will be sent to confirmed attendees on Tuesdays, so keep your eyes peeled!

Check out the awesome classes we have planned for 2022:

  • Week 1 (June 1) Geared Up for Gardening: Welcome back to another great summer of Little Sprouts! For our welcome lesson, we will learn about the important tools we need for gardening and complete a fun art project. This class will be taught by Cian.

Registration Closed
  • Week 2 (June 8) Save Those Scraps: What do you do with leftover vegetable bits when you’re done cooking? Well, turns out there are a lot of things you can do that help the Earth at the same time! This week, we will learn about composting and worms and start a kitchen garden experiment to observe through the Summer. This class will be taught by Cian.

Registration Closed
  • Week 3 (June 15) 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.

Registration Closed
  • Week 4 (June 22) You've Got the (Solar) Power: It's officially Summer! This week, we will learn about the Summer Solstice and all the things the sun can do for us on planet Earth. We will make art with the sun and use the sun to dry food in this sun-tastic lesson. This class will be taught by Cian.

  • Week 5 (June 29) Passionate about Pollinators: Last week was pollinator week, so let's celebrate our pollinator pals who help make delicious fruits and vegetables! We will learn all about bees and other pollinators, play with beekeeper suits and tools, and use all of our senses to explore the world of pollinators. This class will be taught by Cian.

  • Week 6 (July 6) Where Do Snacks Grow?: What’s been growing in the Community 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.

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  • Week 7 (July 13) 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.

Registration Coming Soon
  • Week 8 (July 20) Garden of Senses: Get to know the plants, insects, and animals who call the garden home as we venture out on a nature scavenger hunt. We will use all of our senses to experience the garden through mindfulness. This class will be taught by Cian.

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  • Week 9 (July 27) Planting an Autumn Garden: In this lesson, we are going to get our hands dirty with some Autumn planting. We will learn about different types of crops and plant a yummy variety of salad veggies to harvest later this year. This class will be taught by Cian.

Registration Coming Soon
  • Week 10 (August 3) - 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.

Registration Coming Soon

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We will only send you information on new Little Sprouts episodes and children's education-related updates from
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