Growing Gardeners

All walks of life meet at “Veggieland” for hands-on activities and harvesting. Children, bring your families, neighbors, and friends, to rock gardening chores and receive instruction from Abby Youngs (A Bee) former Soozie’s Farm educator and circus performer.

The goal of Growing Gardeners is for young learners to gain confidence in food gardening through performance-based methods such as performing gardening tasks, learning about soil sciences, getting their hands in the dirt, and actively gardening alongside family and peers for sustained support. This workshop takes place in the kitchen garden affectionately called “Veggieland” by staff. It will be a fun and social learning environment. Lessons are geared toward youth ages 7-12 years, are perfect for home school students, and open to all. Adults and young adults are encouraged to join the workshop, whether your intention is to get more hands-on food gardening experience, or to offer support as an unofficial mentor and role model to the group. Supervision is required for children 12 and under, as we strive to build a supportive community around vegetable gardening.

Garden Members get discounts on nearly every workshop, and Docents also receive the Member discount!

If you need assistance with registration during the week, please call Education Manager, Jillian Quint, at (619)660-0614 x21. If calling over the weekend, use extension 10 for the Gift Shop.


April 18, 2020
9:30 am - 11:30 am


The Water Conservation Garden

12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. West
El Cajon CA 92019

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Registration Information

Ticket Type Price QTY
Non-Member Ticket $12.00
Garden Member Ticket $10.00
12yrs & Under Ticket (with supervision) $8.00

Billing Information

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