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We love kids, and we love to garden. On that . . . excuse the expression . . . common ground, we've organized It's for growing sprouts, and the ones who love to teach them with the endless lessons of a garden! 


If you subscribe, you will receive one youth gardening lesson plan per week via email. Of course, you can come to this website any time and get other ideas. Whatever it takes to get kids gardening, we're all for! And it's all free. 


The purpose is to serve the organizers of youth gardens associated with schools, after-school programs, youth-serving organizations, neighborhood associations, churches, ministries, community gardens . . . anywhere there are children and youth interested in gardening, and at least one gardener willing to lead. 



Please contact to add your group's name to the list! 


Funded by After School Treats, Inc., nonprofit 501(c)(3) 





Omaha Area Kids' Garden Clubs: 


TRI Community United Methodist Church Kids Garden Club, 

sponsored by After School Treats, Inc. 

6001 Fontenelle Blvd.  


Compass Ministries Kids Garden Club, 1723 N. 33rd St.  


Abide Ministries Kids Garden Club, 3335 Fowler Ave. 


Skyline Ranches Neighborhood Kids Garden Club, 208th & Dodge 


Elkhorn Valley View Middle School Kids Garden Club, 

a project of EV2 Cares Service Learning Club 

210th & Pacific Streets 




Affiliated Kids' Garden Clubs: 




Ian Smith 

Assistant Program Director 

Boys and Girls Club of San Fernando Valley 

11251 Glenoaks Boulevard 

Pacoima, CA 91334 

(818) 896-5261 



Cindy Hernandez 

Dewey Elementary Friendship Garden Club
San Diego, CA

( 847) 800-2446  







Kara S. Canney 

Trumbull Library System 

Children's Librarian 

33 Quality Street 

Trumbull, CT 06611 









Addison and Tracey Chapman 

599 Stringtown Rd. 

Ekron, KY 40117  



Andrea Wright 

School Gardens Coordinator 

Jefferson County Public Schools 

Louisville, KY  





Stillman Garden Club 

c/o Sharon L. Hess, RNC, BSN, MA
Certified School Nurse
Walter Stillman Elementary School
75 Tenafly Road
Tenafly, NJ 07670
office (201)
cell (201)






Debbie Steward 

Director of Compliance and Finance 

L. Hollingworth School for Talented & Gifted 

824 Sixth St. 

Toledo, OH  43605 

419.705.3411  Office 

419720.4923 Fax 

567.249.3723 Cell 





Wendy Penney 



Many of the lesson plans on this website are about nature, science and the environment. They suggest ways to use plants as a theme for creative enrichment in reading, writing, arithmetic and other school subjects. It's "complementary education" at its finest - hands-on learning that's good for you and a whole lot of fun. 


You can join in by subscribing, and receive one lesson plan per week by email. 


This is one of those rare organizations that is set up only to serve you. There are no membership fees, no meetings, nothing to do . . . other than to use this information to help you make your students' gardening experience the best it can be. And one way to do that is to network with other kids' garden clubs through this site. 


You can come to the website any time to peruse the lesson plans and other information that's posted on there. We'd love to receive articles and photos from you for the Kids' Blog! So bookmark us, and tell your friends! Send us garden-related lesson ideas, money-saving ideas, photos, tips and funny stories.  


Happy gardening! 




Susan Darst Williams, organizer and writer, 


Creative enrichment websites: and 


A lifelong Omahan, Susan is a writer, community volunteer 

and garden educator for the 

suburban Skyline Ranches Neighborhood Kids' Garden Club  

and the inner city's Compass Ministries, 1723 N. 33rd St. 





Neecy Twinem, award-winning author/illustrator, 

has graciously allowed the use of her garden art 


She helped launch this website 

and kicked off gardening season 

with an Earth Day appearances in Omaha 

on garden art for children 

in April 2010. 


Creator of 26 books, Neecy is known for her rich,  

brightly colored artwork and simple text  

which invite readers to explore the natural world.  

Her newest adorably rendered toddler titles -  

Hungry Beasties, Sleepy Beasties, Playful Beasties and Noisy Beasties -  

are a collection of kids' favorite animals in various themes.   


Neecy expresses her admiration for New Mexico  

with her vibrant illustrations in E is for Enchantment: A New Mexico Alphabet,  

a WILLA Literary Award recipient and nominated for  

the Land of Enchantment Book Award. Her other titles embracing the southwest  

are: Baby Coyote Counts, Baby Gecko's Colors and Baby Snake's Shapes  

(bilingual and English board books).  


Neecy has illustrated for a variety of markets within children's books  

including book covers, educational books, classroom readers, and magazines.  

Her art can also be found on puzzles, posters, greeting cards, t-shirts,  

public murals and private collections.  


Twinem is a regular speaker at schools, conferences  

and literacy festivals across the country. She loves to share the process  

of creating books with children and adults. She gives presentations, workshops,  

and artist-in-residence programs. Neecy has taught private art lessons  

to children and adults for seventeen years, both in New York and New Mexico.  


Twinem graduated with a fine arts degree  

from the San Francisco Art Institute,  

and has exhibited her artwork in the U.S. and Europe.  

Her fine art paintings are currently represented by POP Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.  

Neecy enjoys writing and painting in the inspiring natural surroundings  

of her home studio in the Sandia Mountains. 



Author, Artist, Illustrator  

Painted Sky Studio  

1 Prado Vista, Sandia Park, NM  87047  


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