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Imaginative Children's Garden
Program Description: Gardens help children grow- mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Helping children connect with nature and better understand where their food comes
from, and they provide a context for teaching nutrition and encouraging healthy
lifestyles. The Imaginative Children’s Garden offers children and their family the
opportunity to have a hands-on educational experience in a garden setting. Learning
about local flora and fauna, organic gardening, local watersheds, alternative gardening
practices, soil care, biology, along with cultural gardening traditions found elsewhere.
Three-themed program periods: Spring Planting, Summer-Time Gardening, Fall Harvest.
Rockwood in Butterflies, connected to the Imaginative Children’s Garden, offers
many chances for the community to learn about the life cycle of butterflies, and
ending with a dramatic release in the fall.