Registration for the 2016/17 Children's Gardening & Nutrition Education Classes is now open. Classes are offered on Monday Afternoon from 1:30 PM to 3 PM. If there is a waiting list, we will add a Monday morning or Saturday class
For children from ages 5 to 12, fees are $10 a week for the
1st child, $5 for 2nd child, and $2.50 for each additional child after that.
Complete form below and make your minimum required deposit.
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The classes are designed to help children learn how to grow food and what to do with it when it is harvested. It includes lessons in Composting, Pollination, and understanding of root
and stem systems, natural ways of maintaining healthy plants without the
use of chemicals. Once they have planted all their seedlings the focus shifts to the health benefits of fresh vegetables and fruit and how
to use it. Lessons include juicing, dehydration, canning and food preservation, raw foods and cooked foods.
Classes are held in the fall as soon as classes resume from summer break and end with the presentation of certificates of achievement the 2nd week in December. Then, again in February through May to complete Florida's growing cycle.
Lessons are provided by Yavonne
Tudisco, Owner of the Good Worm and a licensed nutritionist.
If you need additional information, please contact Yavonne Tudisco by E-Mailing her at [email protected], or by calling her at 561.310.8834
Scholarships are available, pls call 561-752-8598 to make your request.
Financial Documentation Required
Thank you, Yavonne for an amazing 15-wk session with the kids! They learned about soil, seeds & growing seedlings; building a garden & planting and raising vegetables & herbs; growing papayas and strawberries; how to build a compost bed and a worm farm; studied bees & learned about pollination and
became butterflies to help pollinate; grew vegetables for the senior veggie mobile van; cooked garden grown vegetable soup;
sprouted beans in a jar; made fruit smoothies;
and helped to sell vegetables & herbs at the Bean Scene Sunset Marketplace. This was an experience they will NEVER forget.
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