Middle School Program

The Forest and the Farm: Explore the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants to learn how ancient civilizations found their food, and the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden to learn about the history of agriculture.

Beyond the Pond (meets standards 6.L.2.1, 8.E.1.3): Students will examine a pond ecosystem and learn the infinite connections between the plants and animals, and how human activities affect the pond. Includes hands-on exploration of pond life. Limited to 20 students.

Discovery Garden: Introduce students to agriculture and sustainable gardening. What’s the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?  What parts of plants do we eat?  See bees, chickens, an orchard, vegetables and fruits, a historic tobacco barn and more.

Math in the Gardens: Measure, multiply or map your way through the garden. Learn about the different kinds of math that garden staff members use every day and solve your own garden math problem. Program content will be adjusted to match appropriate grade level standards.

A Garden Walk: For larger groups with limited time. A guided walk to introduce students to the four major areas of the garden.  This program is planned for 1 hour or less. Fee of $2 per student.

Haiku Trail into the Gardens (meets standard 6.85): Inspired by the path of the famous Japanese poet-wanderer Basho, we discover the secrets of haiku while journeying through the garden.