Seeds to Sprouts


What is Seeds to Sprouts? With new and improved classes for ages 2-5, Seeds to Sprouts is an opportunity for children to discover the wonder of nature and science at a young age. Through stories, guided exploration, and STEM activities in the Garden, Seeds to Sprouts allows your little one to develop an appreciation of the natural world that will grow with them for years to come.

Classes take place outdoors in the Garden and require an adult to attend with each child. For more information, check out the class schedule and descriptions below, or contact us at education@hsvbg.org or 256-830-4447 ext. 253.

Schedule

Seeds to Sprouts is offered on select Fridays and Saturdays in April through October from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Please see the class list below for specific dates.

Weather permitting, all classes are held outdoors, so be sure to come dressed for the weather! We recommend arriving to the Garden a few minutes early to allow enough time to walk to the program location.

Pricing

Members
Child: $15
Adult: Free

Non-Members (Includes Garden admission for the day) $20

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Classes

April: Garden in a Pot

Embark on a garden adventure with your children as they explore our Demonstration Vegetable Garden, unraveling the fundamentals of establishing a thriving garden at home. Each child will get hands-on experience by planting their own seed, creating a green connection that they can nurture and watch blossom at home. Join us for a day of educational fun and cultivate the joy of gardening in the hearts of our young enthusiasts!

Friday, April 12, 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024


May: Garden Creatures

Uncover the fascinating world of garden creatures and their unique self-protection tactics! Engage your imagination as we embark on a creative journey to craft our very own garden creatures. Through lively discussions, we’ll explore the natural hideouts these imaginative beings might seek for protection. Join us in paying close attention to the often-overlooked details of the garden, discovering the secrets and wonders that lie beneath the surface!

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Friday, May 24, 2024


June: Nature’s Rainbow

Dive into a vibrant world of colors within the Garden! Children are invited to embark on a colorful adventure, discovering the diversity present in plants, rocks, and soil as they search for every hue of the rainbow. Enhancing the experience, we’ll delve into the art of expression with finger paints, creating a beautiful rainbow masterpiece to be proudly taken home. Join us for a day filled with colorful exploration and artistic delight!

Friday, June 14, 2024

Saturday, June 22, 2024


July: Soil to Mud Pies

Immerse your children in the tactile wonders of mud, a sensory experience that captivates the young at heart. Encourage them to engage all their senses as they explore the transformative nature of soil, observing its changes when wet and its evolving texture as it dries out. Let’s celebrate the squishy, gooey joy of mud between little fingers, fostering a connection with the natural world through hands-on exploration!  

Friday, July 5, 2024

Saturday, July 13, 2024


August: It Starts with a Seed

Embark on a seed-filled journey with children as they delve into the intriguing world within these tiny wonders. Discover the secrets held within different seeds, unraveling the mysteries of plant development. Cap off the exploration by crafting your own personalized seed-based trail mix, ensuring a nut-free adventure for all participants. Join us for a hands-on experience that nourishes both curiosity and creativity!

Friday, August 9, 2024

Saturday, August 17, 2024


September: Making Birds Our Friends

Delve into the fascinating world of birds and discover the art of observation without disturbance. Join us to learn the craft of creating a bird blind at home, allowing you to observe these feathered friends without causing any alarm. Explore the use of camouflage to outsmart the birds and gain insights into their natural behaviors. Enhance your connection with the avian world through this educational and hands-on experience!

Friday, September 6, 2024

Saturday, September 14, 2024


October: At Home in the Garden

Explore the miniature ecosystems within gardens, where a variety of small creatures find their homes. Join us in unraveling the roles of these critters, understanding how they can either be valuable allies or potential challenges for our garden. Delve into the intricate balance of nature in our gardens and gain insights into the symbiotic relationships that contribute to the health and vitality of these green spaces.

Saturday, October 12, 2024

Friday, October 25, 2024

Please note that all classes take place outdoors, weather permitting, and an adult must attend the class with each child.


Registration & Cancellation:

  • Pre-registration is required for all classes. Due to supply and class size limitations, there will be no registration on the day of classes.
  • Registration and payment for classes may be made online or by calling 256-830-4447 ext. 253.
  • Refunds will be given as a credit to participants who do not attend their scheduled class if notice of cancellation is given at least 48 hours in advance.
  • The Garden reserves the right to cancel any class if a minimum number of participants are not registered. If this happens, either another class option or a 100% refund of registration fees will be offered.
  • Questions? Please contact education@hsvbg.org or 256-830-4447 ext. 253.

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