Youth Garden Program

Gardens are a great space for kids to explore the environment, taste healthy foods, release their creative energy, and experiment with nature. Kids, ages 4-12, are invited to learn in our productive school garden program and two youth teaching gardens. Please explore our various programs below to find out how to get your children involved in our garden education programs!

Summer Camp

Our gardens have been buzzing with youth all summer! Check out Instagram for some great summer camp photos! Of course, we're excited to offer our garden-based summer camp experiences again in 2018 so check back in February 2018, to learn about our next series of summer camps. Or, for specific questions about Summer Camps, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Youth Program Director.

Youth Garden Club

Youth Garden Club is an enrichment program available to qualifying partnering social service agencies that work with youth ages 4-12.  Our classes aim to empower youth to make healthy choices for themselves, their communities, and the environment. Through hands-on experience in growing and preparing healthy, local, organic food, youth experience the connection between the environment, food systems, and their own health. Participating youth are often able to take garden produce home to share with their families.    

The partnering social service agencies are responsible for transporting students to and from the garden, supervising participants during classes, and reporting annual demographic statistics. Thanks to our community partners and individual donors, Wasatch Community Gardens provides this program free of charge for qualifying agencies. 

To determine if your agency qualifies to participate in Youth Garden Club or for general questions about the program, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Youth Program Director. 

 

School Field Trip

Wasatch Community Gardens’ field trips are designed to meet the standards and objectives of the Utah State Core Curriculum for grades 1-4, focusing on science and nutrition through a hands-on experience in our downtown Grateful Tomato Garden. Each field trip is two hours long and includes a garden tour, healthy garden snack, and seasonal, grade level specific activity led by Wasatch Community Gardens' experienced youth educators.

Our school field trips run Monday-Thursday in late spring and early fall. All classes are held, weather permitting, at the Grateful Tomato Garden (800 S 600 E).

Field trip size is limited to 35 students, and 1 adult is required for every 10 students.  Additional chaperones may enter free of charge, but chaperones may not bring additional siblings. Reservations are required for all school groups. Our 2017-2018 Field Trip schedule is as follows:

Fall, 2017: September 5 – November 2

Spring, 2018: April 16 – June 6

Field Trips are free to all schools in the 2017-2018 school year.Title 1 schools are eligible for a $100 bus reimbursement. There are a limited number of reimbursements available. Please indicate in your email if you are seeking reimbursement for this expense.

For any questions about School Field Trips or to schedule a Field Trip for your class, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Youth Program Director.

Group Visit

Getting youth groups into the garden is a great way to generate enthusiasm for caring for the environment, get involved in the community, and explore growing and eating healthy food. Wasatch Community Gardens encourages youth groups of all kinds to explore the Grateful Tomato Garden through a guided tour and hands-on activities led by our knowledgeable youth educators. The workshops are each two hours long and include a garden tour, a healthy snack, and a seasonal, garden-based activity. Our group visits are offered April through October. 

To discuss your group’s garden visit, including scheduling, activities, and cost, or for general questions about the program, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Youth Program Director.