Jewish Farm School offering early childhood gardening program in West Philly

May 18, 2018

The Jewish Farm School, a Philly-based environmental education nonprofit, recently received a grant to run a series of early childhood garden-based education program in West Philadelphia. The Side Yard Seedlings program is launching May 31 and will offer a dozen sessions on weekdays and Sundays this summer and fall. Children ages 2 to 6 and their caregivers will be gathering at the Jewish Farm School garden at 50th and Cedar for 90-minute sessions to care for plants and for age-appropriate games and activities connected to the cycles of the seasons and the themes of the Hebrew calendar. 

The program is supported by the grant from PJ Library, a program that sends free Jewish books each month to children ages 6 months to 11 years, and is offered in partnership with jkidphilly.

For more information and to sign up for the first two sessions (An Attitude of Gratitude: A Blessing Picnic and Na’amah’s Ark: Planting Seeds), go here. Tickets are $12 per session for families with one child ($18 for two or more children), but no one will be turned away for the lack of finances (Please email for assistance).

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