Kids in the Garden Class June 9th Play with Your Food: Veggie Critters


June 9, 2018 (Saturday) from 10 am to noon:

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is now in the ninth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music.

This month at Kids in the Garden class will feature making Veggie Critters and planting in the Edibles Garden. Class time is from 10 am to 12 noon. Should be a fun day in the Gardens and nature! The class emphasizes hands-on discovery and fun for all!

Veggie Critters are animals made using vegetables and fruits; children will even get to eat some of them! The session will include learning about nutrition and healthy eating. Adults are welcome to join the class.

Registration for the class includes visiting the Children’s Garden: the Ricardo Breceda “Serpent,” the Enchanted Garden Tube Tunnels, the new Children’s Discovery Trail, scarecrows on display, the interactive Children’s Music Garden, the Turtle and Dino Dig, and the Incredible Edibles Garden.

Class fee is $5 per child for two hours of FUN and learning, payable at the class. Fees support the development of the Children’s Garden. Adults will stay with their children and pay the $5 Garden entry fee. A family membership in Alta Vista Botanical Gardens includes the monthly Kids in the Garden class free for a year. Membership forms are available on the website. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Pre-registration with Farmer Jones is required to ensure materials for all … contact or call (760) 822-6824. Farmer Jones is a retired elementary teacher with 28 years’ experience in the classroom.

She is a Master Composter who has been working in school gardens and children’s gardens for 45 years.

School field trips, Scout badge sessions, and club tours are available for a reasonable fee. Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is located at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive in VISTA, at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park. (760) 822-6824 Website:


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