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Garden Tours

Kid Smilers

Plan a field trip for your school, daycare or activity group for fun, hands-on learning in the garden!

Children and youth, preschool through elementary, engage all of their senses while gaining valuable skills, knowledge and experiences at Seattle Tilth's children's gardens. We practice hands-on science-based learning.

Tours can be scheduled on Thursdays and Fridays in the fall and spring. Fall tour season runs from Sep. 12-Nov. 11. Keep posted for spring opportunities!

Pre-K children taste herbs and flowers, touch the soft and the prickly, and forage in the soil to discover compost critters and find the unexpected delights of gardening. Tours for pre-K children are age appropriate and rich with sensory exploration and movement.

Elementary school groups engage in hands-on science-based learning while visiting multiple learning stations. Children learn and practice important garden skills such as making compost, caring for the soil, planting, tending and harvesting crops, collecting seeds and other seasonal activities. Visit once or plan a series of visits to build upon gardening and environmental concepts throughout the year. Tours support classroom learning across the curriculum. Indicate on the registration form if there are specific learning units you are studying. We're happy to create those connections!

Registration

Registration is currently closed! Registration for spring tours will resume in January of 2017. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Cost

$6.50 per person with a $100 minimum per tour, up to a maximum of 30 students. "Double tours" are available for groups of more than 30 and up to 60 students.

Student-Teacher Ratios

  • Preschool and kindergarten - provide one adult chaperone for every four students.
  • First through 5th grade - provide one adult chaperone for every six students. 

Location 

Currently garden tours take place at our children's garden at the Good Shepherd Center in Wallingford (4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle 98103). Look out for the grand re-opening of Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands in 2017! We'll have farm and wetland based programming for students of all ages.

Volunteer Opportunities

Learn teaching and gardening skills in our garden and farm education programs! Find out more.

Questions? 

Contact us: register@seattletilth.org or (206) 633-0451 ext. 122. Please email all registration forms to Seattle Tilth, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.

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