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January 2018

Winter Family Program: Winter Trees

Saturday, January 20, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Come learn all about trees in our wonderful Winter Trees program.  Kids will learn about the various parts of trees, their functions, and will use parts of trees to make a craft for take home! Program concludes with a walk through the Pinetum. Winter is wonderful at QBG! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for 4-10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Each Saturday…

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Lunar New Year Community Art Project

Saturday, January 20, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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One event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Free

Make your mark as part of a community art project. Each Saturday leading up to Lunar New Year, we will work on a step-by-step collaborative art project to be displayed in the garden to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Activities will be family friendly but may involve paint.

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Family Cooking Class: Freezer Soups

Sunday, January 21, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join Allergic to Salad for a monthly farm-to-table cooking experience to introduce your family to all aspects of cooking. Enjoy a tasty treat you make for lunch at the end of each session. Appropriate for all ages—children to grandparents. Registration required: familycookingqbg1.eventbrite.com Theme for January 21: Freezer Soups We will make 2 or 3 veggie-based soups that are great for dinner, with leftovers for lunch, and also make 1-3 quarts (depending on class size) to freeze for quick meals when…

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Winter Family Program: The World of Bugs

Saturday, January 27, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Bugs are all around us! Come explore the World of Bugs by examining the parts of a squirmy earthworm, creating your own insect, and hunting for bug homes in the Woodland. Winter is wonderful at QBG! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for 4-10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Each Saturday will include indoor nature-themed hands on activities, followed by a short nature…

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Lunar New Year Community Art Project

Saturday, January 27, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Free

Make your mark as part of a community art project. Each Saturday leading up to Lunar New Year, we will work on a step-by-step collaborative art project to be displayed in the garden to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Activities will be family friendly but may involve paint.

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February 2018

Winter Family Program: Tabletop Gardening

Saturday, February 3, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Did you know you could garden in the winter too? In this Tabletop Gardening class, participants will get to learn about all the different way to grow plants and even plant a few to take home! Class concludes with a visit to the Greenhouse. Winter is wonderful at QBG! Bring the whole family and experience winter’s splendor with indoor garden activities and an outdoor nature walk. Activities are geared for 4-10 year olds, but all are welcome to attend. Each…

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Lunar New Year Community Art Project

Saturday, February 3, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 12:00pm

One event on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 12:00pm

Free

Make your mark as part of a community art project. Each Saturday leading up to Lunar New Year, we will work on a step-by-step collaborative art project to be displayed in the garden to celebrate the Year of the Dog. Activities will be family friendly but may involve paint.

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Family Cooking Class

Sunday, February 18, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Join Allergic to Salad for a monthly farm-to-table cooking experience to introduce your family to all aspects of cooking. Enjoy a tasty treat that you make for lunch at the end of each session. Appropriate for all ages—children to grandparents. Registration required: familycookingqbg2.eventbrite.com

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February Break Camp (K-2nd Grade)

Tuesday, February 20, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Discover and explore the wonders of winter during February Break Camp at QBG! Children participate in hands-on, exploratory and structured activities both indoors and outdoors. Participants learn how to track and identify winter creatures, start their own tabletop gardens, go on winter hikes through the garden, prepare fresh daily snacks, and so much more. Registration required: qbgfebruarybreakcamp.eventbrite.com

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Celebrate Black History Month—George Washington Carver Workshop

Tuesday, February 20, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
$6

Called the “Wizard of Tuskegee,” Dr. George Washington Carver made significant contributions in the field of botany. Learn how plants played a very important role in his early life and later achievements. Students will follow in Dr. Carver’s steps, using plants to paint and to create a healing lotion to take home. Registration required: carverworkshop.eventbrite.com

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Storytime & Craft for Families

Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Free

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to QBG for a relaxing winter afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity. Recommended for ages 10 and under.

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I Heart Worms

Thursday, February 22, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
$10

Did you know that worms have five pairs of hearts? This unique hands-on workshop introduces kids (ages 5+) to the life of red wiggler worms used for indoor composting. We’ll be helping you to set up your very own indoor compost bin during the workshop. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required: iheartwormswinter2018.eventbrite.com

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Winter Trees Workshop

Friday, February 23, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
$6

Trees provide us with wood, food, and paper and help our environment in many ways. Explore and learn about our winter trees and their life cycle. Create a twig pendant to take home. Registration required: wintertrees2018.eventbrite.com

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March 2018

Children’s Garden Open House

Saturday, March 24, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us for our annual Open House, and get your hands dirty with planting activities and garden crafts. Learn about all the outstanding garden and nature programs we have for children ages 2 to 14. Registration is required: cgopenhouse2018.eventbrite.com

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