Designing Children’s Gardens

Many of us are wanting to improve our children’s diets, build their connection to the natural world and the natural world, and nurture their need to move and play in the wonders of the outdoors.

This class will provide you with all of the tools you need to go home and design your perfect garden considering your child’s interests, the small details of your space, your budget, and the amount of time you want to spend on labor.

This garden will not only feed their bellies, but also their minds and bodies through dynamic play. This garden will grow and change as your child grows and changes.

February 25th 7:30pm – 9:00pm

 1605 SE 33rd Ave #3

$15 – cash or check

RSVP | 503.839.8059


Detailed outline of the class

Permaculture Design Basics:

Considering Zones of your Space

Selecting Best locations for food growth

What can I do here besides growing food?

Children’s Edible Landscape Design:

Deciding best containers – in the ground, raised beds, or container gardens

Cohesive aesthetics – making the space look good to you

Scale – sizes that invite children

Children’s Garden Activities -digging, hiding, finding wildlife, tasting, smelling, touching, resting

Selecting the Best Plants and Features for your Space:

Plants that fit – designing for now and the long term

Plants that solve problems – applying zone and sector analysis

Features that fill unmet needs

Invite our favorite wildlife

Encourage physical activity

Children’s Responsibilities:

Creating children’s ownership in the garden

Inviting children to  the design process

Inviting children to work- age appropriate chores in the garden, a Montessori perspective


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