2011 Children’s Garden Workshop Series

Time(s): 11am-1pm, on select Sundays
Location: Farm + Food Lab | Map
Free Parking & Admission

The Great Park Food and Farm Lab is hosting a series of fun-filled garden themed workshops specifically designed for children, on the second Sunday of every month, at the Farmers Market. Presented by the University of California Cooperative Extension Orange County Master Gardeners, kids of all ages are welcome to come by between the hours of 11am and 1pm for what promises to be an enjoyable and enlightening time.

The workshops run every half hour, and include a brief interactive presentation and hands-on activity to help kids develop a deeper understanding of the food they eat, the importance of environmental stewardship, the history of agriculture in their community, and what it takes to ensure a healthy and sustainable future.

A Bountiful Harvest: Orange County Now and Then… A History of Food and Agriculture in Our Local Community 
Sunday, November 13
Come and explore the fruits and vegetables that have been grown locally over the past 2000 years. Learn what impact our food production has had on the people and landscape of Orange County, and make a seed tape of your favorite local crop to take home and plant in your yard or container.

Rain, Rain, Come Our Way: Where Our Water Comes From and Why It’s So Important to Protect
Sunday, December 11th
Water is a garden’s most precious resource. Without it there would be no yummy fruits and vegetables to eat. Join us to better understand the importance of preserving the quantity and quality of our water, and learn simple ways that kids and adults alike can make a HUGE impact on the future of California’s food and water supplies.

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