2018 Children's

Being outdoors and gardening has benefits for children that cannot be quantified.

Our Children's Programming is FREE for members.  There is a $5.00 honors system suggested donation per child for non-members,
and we welcome all children to come experience TC Community Garden regardless of an ability to pay.

We are still working on adding classes and events, so would you please check back with us often!

Weekly Storytime in the Garden

Wednesdays from 10:30 - 11:30 am, come to TC Community Garden for our Storytime in the Garden series.  Each week, a TC Community Garden volunteer will read favorite texts all with themes meant to inspire even the tiniest of gardeners.  Stay to explore and play with the large selection of pint-sized tools and make some garden-themed arts and crafts.
Each Wednesday beginning June 20th and ending August 15, with the exception of the July 4 Independence Day holiday.
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    Kid's Pollinator Workshop
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm All Ages
    The Kid's Pollinator Workshop aims to educate the next generation of citizens on the importance of bees and inspire them to take part in the bees' preservation. Attendees can learn all about a gardener's best buzzing friends. Through exhibits, demonstrations, and crafty activities throughout TCCG, attendees can learn about the art and science behind beeswax, honey, pollination, and so much more! Watch live bees up close and in action in an enclosed hive section. Meet local beekeepers from the Grand Traverse Area Beekeeping Club, inspect and try on their equipment, and see some of the super neat products made from beeswax and honey. Make native-plant seed bombs, a homemade bee feeder, or a bee hotel. Lots of other 'bee-inspired' fun. In partnership with the Crosshatch Beekeepers Guild of NW Lower Michigan, the Grand Traverse Area Beekeeping Club.
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    Pedal & Petals
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm Ages 5-14
    Norte! Youth Cycling helps us kick-off this event with a meet-and-greet at Darrow Park, followed by a PEDAL over to TCCG. Once here, kids can wander about while enjoying a healthy lunch courtesy of Oryana Community Co-op, learn about the benefits of eating local, organic, and healthy, and...check out all the PETALS while the Garden is in full bloom. Get it? PEDAL & PETALS! There will be plenty of action-packed activities, too, including a garden-themed obstacle course, races, compost-bomb launches, and the sprinkler gauntlet. The first 50 participants will receive a bike-inspired sling bag. Register at https://tinyurl.com/y9j8843w In partnership with Norte! Youth Cycling and Oryana.
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    Colantha Walker Old Time Harvest Festival
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm All Ages
    SO MUCH to explore at the Colantha Walker Old Time Harvest Festival in the Historic Barns Park. This park-wide event boasts hundreds or family-friendly activities. Wander to the TCCG to check out a variety of garden-themed games! Or try to navigate the mini corn maze. Wander through the pumpkin patch and pick one out to take home and carve out as your Halloween jack-o-lantern. Test your strength with the potato launcher. Remember all the fun by stopping by the Scarecrow Selfie Station! Our Garden Market will also be open with you-pick and fresh cut produce and loads of other garden goodies. You won't want to miss this event! In partnership with Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.