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Kids In The Garden With Farmer Jones

By   /  May 18, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, CA -Our next Kids in the Garden class will be Saturday June 10 from 10 am to noon.  We will be creating Recycled Art using things we’d usually throw away: egg cartons, tp rolls, soda bottles, meat trays, and cereal boxes. Please save and bring these and similar items, clean and ready to use.  Farmer Jones will […]

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Kids in the Garden with Farmer Jones January 14th

By   /  January 2, 2023  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, CA -Our next Kids in the Garden class will be Saturday January 14 from 10 am to noon.  Ring in the New Year as we learn about the Wonderful World of Worms – our amazing compost helpers!              We’ll enjoy a Garden walkabout and find plants, animals, and water features. Adults will stay with their […]

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Kids in the Garden Class “Bugs & Butterflies”

By   /  August 25, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vista, CA — At Alta Vista Botanical Gardens – You are invited to join us for Kids in the Garden Class from 10 am to noon: “Bugs & Butterflies” on Saturday September 12, 2020 from 10 am to 11 am. Sign up early! Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is now in our twelfth year of getting […]

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Kids in the Garden – Bubbles and Boats: Water Is Fun!

By   /  August 18, 2020  /  Local  /  1 Comment

Vista, CA –Kids in the Garden Class at Vista’s OWN Alta Vista Botanical Gardens Alta Vista Botanical Gardens recently hosted children and families for the Kids in the Garden class: “Water Is Fun!” Masked and distanced, children and parents delved into a variety of activities to encourage water conservation and enjoyed using water. Blowing bubbles […]

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Kids in the Garden Class “Soil, Composting & Spring Planting

By   /  February 17, 2020  /  Local  /  1 Comment

Vista, CA –You are invited to join us for Kids in the Garden Class from 10 am to noon: “Soil, Composting and Spring planting” on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is now in our twelfth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural […]

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Recycled Art and Art Tour At Alta Vista Gardens Botanical Gardens

By   /  December 23, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

On Saturday, January 14, 2017 the Kids in the Garden Class from 10 am to noon:  Recycled Art and Art Tour Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is in our ninth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music.  This class […]

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Kids in the Garden Make Sweet Music

By   /  December 12, 2016  /  Local  /  1 Comment

Pat Murphy….The December 10, 2016 class was titled, “Music makers, instruments, & components of music”. The Kids in the Garden Classes which are held on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 am have been growing in popularity. This is because they feature hands-on outdoor activities for youngsters from Kindergarten through 6th grade. The […]

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Making Music – Kids in the Garden Class

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

Making Music Kids in the Garden Class on Saturday, December 10th 10 am to noon Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is in our ninth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music.  This class and programs for children provided at AVBG received […]

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Kids in the Garden Class “Nature’s Treasures Scavenger Hunt”

By   /  January 21, 2016  /  Local  /  No Comments

 On Saturday, February 13, 2016 Kids in the Garden Class from 10 am to noon: “Nature’s Treasures Scavenger Hunt”  Sign up early! Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is now in our eighth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music. This class and programs […]

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Play with Your Food: Veggie Critters and Planting

By   /  December 21, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

January 9, 2016 (Saturday) Kids in the Garden Class from 10 am to noon. Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is now in our eighth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music. This class and programs for children provided at […]

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Farmer Jones Last Class

By   /  December 14, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

Farmer Jones is the pseudonym for Nancy B. Jones. Nancy is a retired schoolteacher (except for running several Gardening Clubs at local schools) and the President of The Woman’s Club of Vista GFWC. Every month she conducts a nature class for young boys and girls at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. The classes are known […]

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Farmer Jones Is The Culprit In This Story

By   /  November 16, 2015  /  Local  /  1 Comment

“This is the city, Vista, California, I work here. I’m a writer. I carry a Press Pass” Dun, Ta dun, dun. It was a gorgeous Saturday, November 14, 2015 in Vista. Dun, Ta dun, dun. My partner’s name is Mary. My name’s Murphy. Dun, Ta dun, dun. We were working the day shift in the […]

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Student Volunteers Recognized at Alta Vista Gardens

By   /  November 12, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

Thanks to 60 student volunteers from several schools, the seventh Fall Fun Festival at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens was a wonderful family event. Students helped set up and supervise scarecrow construction, helped children bob for apples and decorate pumpkins, taught about worms, counted visitors, and cleaned up. Students from Guajome Park Academy provided a fall […]

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Kids in the Garden Class – WATER! Saturday, August 8

By   /  August 10, 2015  /  Local  /  No Comments

What a great opportunity to get muddy, get soapy and get outdoors! 21 kids and their 14 adults descended on Alta Vista Botanical Gardens for a fun day in the sun and shade on Saturday.  After a preliminary anecdote from Farmer Jones about the pre-class morning visit from a roadrunner who didn’t say beep-beep (it […]

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Five Senses Hike and Nature Games

By   /  July 31, 2015  /  Local  /  1 Comment

Kids in the Garden Class September 12, 2015 from 10 am to noon Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is in our sixth year of getting kids outdoors to discover their environment, enjoy nature, dig into gardening, learn about natural resources, and to share art and music. This class and programs for children provided at AVBG just received an Award […]

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