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Children’s Gardens

The Beaches Organic Children’s Garden

Located within the Beaches Organic Community Garden at Jarboe Park in Neptune Beach

Community Workshops – Regular public workshops are held bi-monthly September -June on Saturdays from 9-10 am.  Workshops incorporate multi-age group activities on seasonal garden themed topics, an activity centered on gardening and the arts, and hands-on gardening experiences. They are a great place to learn how to backyard garden in north Florida, build connections with place, discover more about local flora and fauna, and make new friends! Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

These workshops are free to children of all ages. Donations are gratefully accepted and all go directly back to Children’s Garden programming and supplies. 

Private Workshops – We also offer private facilitated workshops, led by certified Montessori teachers, to schools, Scout troops, homeschool groups, and more. Let us help your troop earn their next badge, your class experience natural history first hand, or group weave nature across all areas of learning in a 1 hour custom topic workshop!  Or, join us in the garden for an hour in one of our Garden Wonder Workshops. These workshops include: a circle time seasonal age appropriate lesson, a hands-on activity with take away, and garden harvesting and care activities.  There is a recommended donation of $5 per child for private group workshop programs.

All garden visitors should bring a bag to take home your harvest and activities. Wear sunscreen and/or bug repellent, a sun hat, and bring a water bottle if desired. 

Jordan and Gail Baker Center Gardens

Located at the Jordan Park Community Center on Francis Street in Atlantic Beach and also the Gail Baker Community Center at Donner Park in Atlantic Beach

The Jordan and Baker center garden programs are private after-school and summer enrichment programs emphasizing hands-on experience and creativity, specifically for the children in grades K-5 enrolled in these community centers’ programming. 

These bi-monthly workshops connect vulnerable and/or underserved children to the joy and wonder of nature, while building healthy relationships with local food through actual “grow your own” gardening skills.  Additionally, this programming specifically incorporates a literacy enrichment aspect, opening the children to new vocabulary, poetry, and literature while incorporating the garden into the Jordan and Baker Centers’ school year tutoring programs.

Sponsors of A Healthier Future

We are very grateful to the following businesses and groups that have shown their support for the mission of good food for all.

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  • earthworks
  • native-sun
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