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Tilth Alliance's Children's Garden is sprouting young gardeners year 'round.

Our new school year camps will be held in-person with reduced capacity and increased safety health precautions recommended by the Washington State Department of Health. Precautions include: limiting camp group sizes; conducting daily temperature checks; increasing sanitization of surfaces; maximizing outdoor time, staggering activity times, and practicing social distancing to the greatest extent possible.

 

Tilth Alliance’s education programs help young people of diverse backgrounds develop nourishing connections with their community and the natural world through meaningful learning experiences in fields, farms, and kitchens. We are committed to inspiring the next generation of leaders to take active roles building a just and abundant food future for all.

Our summer camps and new school year farm and garden camps, field trips, service learning days provide opportunities for children and youth to grow, prepare and eat food with a clear understanding of the interconnectedness of food, health, community and earth’s sustainability. Together we discover where good food comes from. We use all of our senses to experience the seasons, tend and harvest crops, taste and learn from plants, cook up delicious dishes in the kitchen, meet worms and pollinators, collect seeds, build compost piles, do field-based science, make art and more.

Nat at Summer Camp

Farm & Garden Camps

At Tilth Alliance's summer camps and new school year camps, kids 1-15 years old spend days outdoors being "urban farmers" — discovering where our food comes from and learning about the natural world. Camp is also a time to have fun adventures exploring our gardens and farm, making art, singing song and playing games — all with urban farm flair! Sign up for our new after-school farm & garden programs.

Sitting in the Garden

Field Trips, Service Learning and Volunteering

Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands is an amazing place to learn in wetland forests, farm fields and the kitchen. Bring your class for a field trip, service learning visit or volunteer day and leave inspired. Each program is thoughtfully designed to promote environmental stewardship and encourage food systems learning. Experiences available for pre-school through high school. Learn more.

Garden Educator Workshops

Immerse yourself in outdoor teaching techniques and schoolyard gardening! Explore Tilth Alliance’s Children’s Garden in Wallingford and Rainier Beach Urban Farm & Wetlands in South Seattle with our garden education experts, while learning how to grow your own effective and robust schoolyard garden program. Learn more.

Volunteer

Participate in children's garden education as a volunteer! Find out about volunteer opportunities and internships.

Scholarships

Tilth Alliance strives to educate everyone, regardless of their financial means. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please submit a scholarship application.

Find Us

Get directions to our gardens.

Questions?

If you have questions or concerns about Tilth Alliance's programs for youth and families, please contact Dan Friedman, Youth & Families Education Project Manager: danfriedman@tilthalliance.org or (206) 633-0451 ext. 109.

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