Grades 3-5, Wednesdays

During this enrichment program, students will explore the inner workings of a garden and begin to understand the many roles that plants play in our lives. We will use art and science to explore our garden and develop our relationship with the plants and animals that live there.

Class One: Growing Minds, Growing Plants: A hands on approach to gardening
Class Two: Numbers in Nature: Recognizing patterns and rhythm in nature
Class Three: Setting the Stage: Soil science, seed germination, and transplanting
Class Four: The Garden as an Ecosystem: Designing a garden that works
Class Five: Permaculture in Action: Bring soil to life, water as a resource, pollinators
Class Six: Plants for Many Uses: A closer look at the weeds in our garden
Class Seven: Propagating World Peace: All problems can be solved in a garden
Class Eight: Let's Eat! Finding the flavors of our farm

Farms, Gardens, and Permaculture

  • Colin Wright is an farmer, artist, and educator living in Garrison, NY. He enjoys learning about the rhythms and patterns in nature and sharing that enthusiasm with youth and adults alike. Colin taught farm education classes to kids at the Randall's Island Urban Farm in Manhattan and is a sessional instructor at the New York Botanical Gardens.