Free Events!

We are delighted that our 2022 events were a great success, with new features that made them better than ever!

  • Each of our monthly, 2nd Saturday events began with a FREE 1-hr garden class, plant clinic, or nature walk, followed by 3-hrs. of garden stewardship activities, and we plan to do the same format in 2023.
  • We will also continue the practice of requiring attendees to pre-register for our free classes, the stewardship activities, or both, by visiting our new SignUp Genius page.

  • Check back in January for our 2023 schedule of events!

COVID-SAFE PROTOCOLS:

  • At all our classes and stewardship events, we follow guidance from the CDC, WA State and the WSU/Master Gardener Program. If/when that guidance changes, we will adapt our protocols to match.
  • At all our classes and stewardship events, we provide a hand-washing sink and soap, as well as hand-sanitizer for attendees and volunteers to use.
  • At our stewardship events, we supply all hand tools, but ask that volunteers bring their own garden gloves if they have them. If not, we will supply a freshly-laundered pair to use while you are in the Children’s Garden.

For more information or any questions about our events, please contact the Children’s Garden Committee Volunteer Coordinator Lois Hanson at childrensgardenvolunteering@gmail.com.


What happens at our free classes?

All our classes include hands-on, experiential learning activities that are fun and educational for children and adults. The activities are always relevant to the class topic, such as:

  • Exploring the worm bin and log pile to learn about decomposition;
  • Going on a pollinator identification hunt along the garden paths to learn about bees and other beneficial insects;
  • Taking a “snack walk” or planting veggie seeds in our p-patch plot to learn about food growing, etc;
  • Walking through the Magnuson Wetlands to learn about this amazing ecosystem and the birds, insects, and mammals that live there.

What happens at our stewardship events?

Our events are fun for novice gardeners as well as experienced ones, and parents are always welcome to bring their children!

  • Typical activities include simple tasks such as planting, fertilizing, and/or pruning plants, weeding and mulching beds and paths, and watering during the summer months;
  • We provide individual water and/or juice, and single-serving granola bars or other refreshments, for all stewardship volunteers;
  • King Co. Master Gardeners and/or other experienced gardeners are always on hand at each event to guide volunteers, and answer your home gardening questions too!

For more information or any questions about our events, please contact the Children’s Garden Committee Volunteer Coordinator Lois Hanson at childrensgardenvolunteering@gmail.com. Thanks!

We may also be able to schedule a free field trip or custom stewardship event for your scout, campfire, community, family or corporate group during the summer months, with minimum of 2 weeks advance notice. For more information, contact Lois at childrensgardenvolunteering@gmail.com