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Kids in the Garden Class from 10 am to noon 

Saturday, January 11th at the Alta Vista Gardens is  our fifth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, and to share art and music.  



Come join us on January 11 at our Kids in the Garden class and discover bugs and butterflies with Farmer Jones!  We will learn what makes an insect an insect; we will turn over rocks and investigate under logs to find the tiny creatures who live all around us.  We might even find some spiders and their webs.  A close look at our compost will reveal sowbugs and other busy bugs. Because we have planted milkweed and passion vines, we will learn about the life cycle of our monarchs who come right to Alta Vista Gardens: the caterpillars who chew on the leaves and then metamorphose into butterflies who feed on our flowers. You will make a butterfly craft to take home.  

Class time for the January 11 Kids in the Garden Class is from 10 am to 12 noon.  Adults are welcome to join us; accompanied adults are free.  The class fee is only $5 for more than two hours of FUN and LEARNING; fees support the Shade Sails for the Children’s Garden.

Your registration for the class includes your visit to the Children’s Garden: the new Enchanted Garden Tube Tunnels, Fall Fun Festival scarecrows, the fantastic Children’s Music Garden, the Turtle and Dino Dig, and the Incredible Edibles Garden.   




When you join and buy a family membership in Alta Vista Gardens, the monthly Kids in the Garden class is FREE for a year.  Donations are gratefully accepted.  

Pre-registration with Farmer Jones is required so we have enough materials … contact [email protected] or call (760) 822-6824. Farmer Jones is a retired elementary teacher with 28 years’ experience in the classroom.  She is a Master Composter

who has been working in school gardens and children’s gardens for 42 years.School field trips, Scout badge sessions, and club tours are also available for a reasonable fee.
Alta Vista Gardens is located at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive in VISTA, at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park.   Website:altavistagardens.org




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