Growing Gardeners Since 2004
To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. –Audrey Hepburn
Since 2004, Riveredge has featured a sustainable garden for children. Everything from asparagus to zucchini is grown in a small area. The garden is the focus of Garden Exploration school field trips, serves as an outdoor lab for a variety of other nature sensitizing programs, and is the home base for four Garden Wonders summer camps for children aged 6-12.
Ecologically Friendly Gardening Creates Healthy Foods
Crop rotations are implemented to maintain the soil’s health and prolificacy. Natural fertilizer and homegrown compost ensure an abundance of healthy, nutrient-rich crops for the children to harvest and taste!
Summer Camp Harvest
A diverse variety of produce is enjoyed by the summer campers. At the end of each garden camp session, the campers put on a farmer’s market for their parents, staff, and other camp groups. Here the children learn bartering skills while also sharing the produce they’ve diligently cared for.
The Garden Intern
The Garden Intern is a special team member who makes the busy growing season a success. They work with the Riveredge staff and volunteers to develop and maintain the garden, outdoor kitchen, and permaculture farm for use by the summer camps and other educational groups.
The Garden Intern creates and implements meaningful environmental educational activities for summer campers, including co-teaching 4, week-long garden-focused summer camp sessions.
Photos of the garden
Volunteer in the Children’s Garden!
Do you like working outdoors and getting your hands dirty? Wanna learn more about growing food? Volunteer in the garden!Apply Here!
Permaculture Garden Educator Intern
Interested in working with the Riveredge Team in the Children’s Garden in an impactful way? Apply for an internship!Apply Here!