Children's Garden & Education

Homeschool Programs


Homeschool Junior Master Gardener Programs

Ages 8 - 12.  4-week sessions. $, Pre-registration required.  Persons accompanying pre-registered students may be asked to enjoy the Garden on-their-own during the program and will be required to pay Garden admission fees if they are not Garden Members.

Classes meet rain or shine.  To earn the certificate, attendance is required at all four sessions. Click on the session titles for online registration. 


Homeschool Junior Master Gardener Program: Session 1

Growing a Vegetable Garden

Mondays, September 8 - 29, 2:00 - 3:30pm

By growing their own edible garden, homeschoolers can earn 4-H Growing a Vegetable Garden Certification. Germinate seeds, transplant new sprouts, make and use compost and grow cool-season plants throughout the fall. We’ll learn how to harvest nutritious vegetables to prepare delicious snacks.

$86 non-member/$54 member


Homeschool Junior Master Gardener Program: Session 2

Literature in the Garden

Mondays, October 6 - 27, 2:00 - 3:30pm

Through garden-themed literature, homeschoolers can earn 4-H Literature in the Garden Certification. Read and then actually meet a real-life Plantzilla; conduct experiments to discover how carnivorous plants lure and capture their prey. Readings from Brother Eagle, Sister Sky will inspire you to try Eastern Woodland American Indian skills and crafts that foster a deeper connection to the Earth.

$86 non-member / $54 member