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When The Going Gets Tough, the Tough Gets Growing: Changes Since COVID-19

As with most organizations, COVID 19 has flipped our world upside down. We’ve had to quickly adjust nearly everything about how we run our programs and the way we work. It's been a whirlwind, but sometimes you just have to be creative and find a new way to grow! Read on for updates about how we've adapted our programs since the crisis. 

Growing Gardeners Workshops

The Growing Gardeners Workshop Series is an ongoing collaboration with The Big Garden that covers skills and techniques for every gardener and urban farmer: growing, cooking, preserving, and eating healthy, local food. During this time, we have been transitioning nearly all of our workshops to a virtual format through Facebook Live. While we miss seeing all your faces in-person, the unforeseen silver lining of these virtual classes is the ability to expand the number of people who can tune in at once! If you are interested in attending, our next virtual class will be Seed Saving Basics on Thursday, May 14th at 6pm. We hope many of you are able to join us during these sessions and continue to expand your gardening knowledge from home!

Little Sprouts Live

A Children's Program

Little Sprouts Live is a virtual gardening program designed for kids ages 3-8 and is hosted by our education manager, Anna, every Friday morning at 10am. So far, we’ve covered topics such as learning the parts of a flower, starting a garden, and painting colorful garden rocks.

The Little Sprouts Summer Program is currently scheduled to begin Saturday, May 30th at 9:00am. We are prepared to go virtual if need be, transitioning from Little Sprouts Live on Friday, May 22nd to the Summer Program the following Saturday, May 30th at 9:00am, as scheduled. We hope everyone is staying safe and still taking the time to explore the outdoors during this time!

Garden to Table

An Afterschool Program

Normally this time of year, we would be with our middle school students, teaching them about garden preparation, planting our Spring crops, and making healthy snacks together. Sadly this year, there are no students at the schools, leaving little room for hands-on gardening education.<