Family and Youth Garden Clubs

Vegetable gardening is a fun and rewarding hobby that can start in childhood and last a lifetime. Our Garden Clubs are a great opportunity for children to learn the skills to grow their own vegetables and to develop a connection with nature and an appreciation of healthy, home grown foods. Participants will also take home plants to grow in their own gardens and harvest vegetables to eat at home. 

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Family Garden Club
These classes are a great opportunity for young children and their adult gardening partner to explore the vegetable garden, learn the basics about growing plants and experience tasty garden grown foods.
Ages:  4-6 year olds, with an adult (Adults attend for free)
Dates: April 18, May 16, June 6, and June 13, 2015
Time: 9:00-10:00 am
Fee: $80.00 per child for 4 classes - 10% discount for siblings.
Rutgers Gardens Members receive an additional 10% discount
Location:
These hands-on classes will take place in the Rutgers Gardens greenhouse and community youth garden. Come dressed to garden!
Activities will include:
How do plants grow- what are seeds; what are different parts of plants; starting seeds
What do we need to grow plants- explore soil; tools; planting seeds and seedlings
How to care for your garden- mulching; weeding; watering; see how food grow
Harvesting the Garden - harvesting; tasting; choosing herbs

Youth Garden Club
These classes are a great opportunity for older children to learn or enhance their gardening skills through hands-on exploration and gardening in our greenhouse and gardens, as well as experiencing different types of food and herbs that they can grow and enjoy.

Ages:  7-12 year olds
Dates: April 18, May 16, June 6, and June 13, 2015
Time: 10:30am-12:00 pm
Fee:
$120.00 per child for 4 classes - 10% discount for siblings.
Rutgers Gardens Members receive an additional 10% discount
Location:
These hands-on classes will take place in the Rutgers Gardens greenhouse and community youth garden. Come dressed to garden!
Activities will include:
Planning the Garden- choosing cool and warm weather crops; starting seeds
Planting the Garden- preparing the garden; composting; planting seeds and seedlings
Tending the Garden- mulching; watering; plant supports
Harvesting the Garden - harvesting; tasting; food preparation


Registration and Payment

Family Garden Club Registration Form
Youth Garden Club Registration form
Payment may be made on line at our secure site https://gardens.scholarchip.com/home.aspx
Please be sure to also mail or fax the registration information to:

Rutgers Gardens
112 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Fax 732-932-7060
Please call for sibling discount - 732-932-8451.
For more information contact Debbie Henry