We love kids, and we love to garden. On
that . . . excuse the expression . . . common ground, we've organized www.KidsGardenClub.org. 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.
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
Skyline Ranches Neighborhood Kids Garden
Club, 208th & Dodge
Elkhorn Valley View Middle School Kids
a project of EV2 Cares Service
210th & Pacific Streets
Affiliated Kids' Garden Clubs:
Assistant Program Director
Boys and Girls Club of San
11251 Glenoaks Boulevard
Pacoima, CA 91334
Dewey Elementary Friendship
San Diego, CA
( 847) 800-2446
Kara S. Canney
Trumbull Library System
33 Quality Street
Trumbull, CT 06611
Addison and Tracey Chapman
599 Stringtown Rd.
Ekron, KY 40117
School Gardens Coordinator
Jefferson County Public
Stillman Garden Club
L. Hess, RNC, BSN, MA
Certified School Nurse
Walter Stillman Elementary School
75 Tenafly Road
Tenafly, NJ 07670
office (201) 816-7713
cell (201) 563-9617
Director of Compliance and
L. Hollingworth School for
Talented & Gifted
824 Sixth St.
Toledo, OH 43605
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.
Susan Darst Williams,
organizer and writer,
A lifelong Omahan, Susan
is a writer, community volunteer
and garden educator for
suburban Skyline Ranches Neighborhood
Kids' Garden Club
and the inner city's Compass
Ministries, 1723 N. 33rd St.
Neecy Twinem, award-winning
has graciously allowed
the use of her garden art
She helped launch this
and kicked off gardening
with an Earth Day
appearances in Omaha
on garden art for
in April 2010.
of 26 books, Neecy is known for her rich,
colored artwork and simple text
invite readers to explore the natural world.
newest adorably rendered toddler titles -
Beasties, Sleepy Beasties, Playful
Beasties and Noisy Beasties -
collection of kids' favorite animals in various themes.
expresses her admiration for New Mexico
her vibrant illustrations in E is for Enchantment: A New Mexico Alphabet,
Literary Award recipient and nominated for
Land of Enchantment Book Award. Her other titles embracing the southwest
Coyote Counts, Baby Gecko's Colors and Baby Snake's
and English board books).
has illustrated for a variety of markets within children's books
book covers, educational books, classroom readers, and magazines.
can also be found on puzzles, posters, greeting cards, t-shirts,
murals and private collections.
is a regular speaker at schools, conferences
literacy festivals across the country. She loves to share the process
creating books with children and adults. She gives presentations,
artist-in-residence programs. Neecy has taught private art lessons
children and adults for seventeen years, both in New York and New Mexico.
graduated with a fine arts degree
San Francisco Art Institute,
exhibited her artwork in the U.S. and Europe.
fine art paintings are currently represented by POP Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
enjoys writing and painting in the inspiring natural surroundings
home studio in the Sandia Mountains.
Author, Artist, Illustrator
Painted Sky Studio
1 Prado Vista, Sandia Park, NM 87047
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