People For Parks Oregon

PEOPLE FOR PARKS

Imaginative Children's Garden

Imaginative Childrens Garden

Program Description:

Gardens help children grow- mentally, emotionally, and physically. Helping children connect with nature and better understand where their food comes from, and they provide a context for teaching nutrition and encouraging healthy lifestyles. The Imaginative Children’s Garden offers children and their family the opportunity to have a hands-on educational experience in a garden setting. Learning about local flora and fauna, organic gardening, local watersheds, alternative gardening practices, soil care, biology, along with cultural gardening traditions found elsewhere.

Three-themed program periods:
• Spring Planting
• Summer-Time Gardening
• Fall Harvest

Rockwood in Butterflies, connected to the Imaginative Children’s Garden, offers many chances for the community to learn about the life cycle of butterflies, and ending with a dramatic release in the fall.