Outdoor Activities

So much to learn in the garden!

Here are some monthly activities to do with children out in the garden. 

January

Explore activities like creating garden ice sculptures and bird feeders, as well as planning, fundraising and grants. 

February

Get outdoors and try snow painting ,tracking animal tracks or cut some forsythia or pussy willow and force them to bloom indoors. Plus, try a seed germination test, start cool-season crops indoors, and more! 

March

Prepare the soil, get the soil tested, sow seeds indoors, transplant cool season crops, time for a haircut, use your senses for signs of spring. 

April

Plant a tree, prepare the soil, sow seeds, harden them off, divide and uncover. 

May

Harden off seedlings, add a literacy component to the garden, transplant warm season crops, harvest cool season crops, thin out seedlings, extend the season. 

So much to learn in the garden!

June

Caring for a school garden when students are on summer break can be a real challenge. Learn how to build support, as well as some must-do and fun summer activities. 

July

A discussion on chemical-free gardening and steps you can take to keep pests to a minimum. 

August

Back-to-school activities to engage children in garden exploration. 

September

The garden may be starting to slow down, but you still have time to sow fast-growing seeds, weed, explore the plant lifecycle hands-on, and more! 

October

Read about late season harvests, putting the garden to bed, composting, planting and seed studies. 

November

Now is the time for garden clean up, preparing for spring planting, mulching, tool inventories, and creating bird habitats. 

So much to learn in the garden!

December

Get ready to make next year's garden plans, investigate fundraising opportunities, apply for grants, and maintain winter habitats.