The Children's Garden

We can't wait for the next exciting season at the Children's Garden held at the Suffolk County Farm & Education Center in Yaphank. Every year brings more and more fun! This year classes are held on: July 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2014.

Some of the popular projects in our garden are:

  • Grow Your Own Food in Raised Beds where children can learn how to grow tomatoes, peppers and sunflowers.
  • An Herb Garden where children can learn about plants for dye and culinary uses.
  • Strawberry Patch where children can learn to plant and harvest strawberries.
  • A Butterfly Garden which contains lots of plants specifically meant to attract butterflies to our garden.
  • A Bird Garden where many shrubs that attract birds will be added, along with birdhouses and sculptures.

Of course, we will have all of our favorite activities from previous seasons: planting sunflowers and pumpkins, collecting bugs, making compost, a visit from the Worm Lady, making newspaper hats, hayrides, garden tours on the Farm, and so much more.

Due to the abundance of interest in the Children's Garden, we will be offering one eight-week gardening session this summer. The session meets on eight consecutive Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. At the end of the session we have a celebratory feast using whatever we can from the garden. We find that children ages 5 and up are best suited for this program.

It is our hope that this session will fit into your family schedule and you will be able to join us this summer. If you have any questions and would like more information about the Children's Garden, please contact Robin Simmen at 631-727-7850.

We look foward to planting with you!

Click here for a pdf version of this year's flyer with a registration form.