Garden Day is dedicated to providing hands on and informative garden experiences for elementary students, in particular, gardens as they relate to awareness of ecology, food sources, nutritional benefits and helping to encourage and establish healthy eating programs.
Children will visit different stations throughout the Gardens during this one of a kind educational program where they will get an ecological look at how a garden works. Children will learn the imperative roles that water, bees, worms, soil, weather and other elements have on growing a garden.
In recognition of Behold, A New Eden: Laura Woodward and the Creation of Palm Beach, this year’s Garden Day programming will additionally focus on how our gardens grew in early Palm Beach and the plants and fruits native to our area.
A wholesome and heart-healthy Rainbow Salad Bar, sponsored by Whole Foods West Palm Beach, will be served for lunch.
Approximately 200 Title 1 students will attend this educational program. Past presenters have included: Bee Barf Apiaries “Importance of Bees”, Collective Water Resources “Water Sustainability”, Deborah Burggraaf “Butterflies”, Kai Kai Farm “Good vs Bad Bugs in the Garden”, Mounts Botanical Garden “Wonder and Awe in the Garden”, Palm Beach Palm and Cycad Society “Palms and Cycads”, Scott Lewis Gardening and Trimming “Planting the seed”, Whole Foods West Palm Beach and Youth Environmental Alliance “Wiggly Worms”.