This program is not running in 2023.
Family Teaching Series:
Growing food for those in need
The Friends of John Jay Homestead is partnering with InterGenerate to present a 6-week gardening series about planting, the growing season, and the life cycle of plants in its Teaching Garden. This class is for families with children ages 4-10. Children make the farm-to-table connection through hands-on planting and tending a vegetable garden while exploring plant parts, ecology and, of course, bugs! All food grown in these Giving Gardens is donated to several organizations supporting those in need.
The 6-week series is limited to 10 families for a fee of $175 per family.
Registrants: This class requires participation in harvesting and delivering food to several organizations that provide the fresh produce we grow, to families in need. When you register, you will be asked to use SignUp Genius to commit to tend the garden, harvest or deliver one week per session.
Register at: http://johnjayhomestead.org/event-registration. Click on the “Family Teaching Garden” link.
Fall Family Series Sundays • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sept.16 What’s a Weed?
Sept.23 What to do with Leaves?
Sept.30 Seeds are for Saving
Oct.7 Worms, Bugs and Soil, oh my!
Oct.14 Root for the Roots!
Oct.21 Goodnight Garden: Bedtime Stories for Soil.
Six-week Series: $175/family
The class is limited to 10 families. Wait-listed families will be offered early signup for summer or fall classes.
John Jay Homestead
400 Jay St,
Katonah, NY 10536
Jackie’s favorite garden vegetable is kale because it is the gift that keeps on giving, from June’s first sprigs, through the winter holidays! Since their beginnings in 2011, Jackie O’Brien has been a member of the InterGenerate Hen Co-op at John Jay Homestead, and Community Garden at Chappaqua. She is an InterGenerate board member, with two Masters degrees in Education from Bank Street and Fordham, and was recently certified as a Wild Earth Apprentice Instructor. Having taught PreK for many years, Jackie is currently Briarcliff Nursery School’s Lead Fours teacher, passionate about providing our next generation with an education rooted in place-based nature connections.
Suzi is the coordinator of the community gardens at InterGenerate. Her lifelong passion for gardening and strong belief in the need for sustainable living inform her work. Suzi supports the garden committees and teaches gardening techniques at each of InterGenerate’s community gardens. She also leads the Neighbors Link Real Food for Real Health subsidized produce market, which allows people who are priced out of other farmers markets to buy fresh local produce at prices they can afford. She is a retired high school teacher and a member of Bedford 2020’s Food and Agriculture Task Force.