Youth and Garden Program
About 2,500 youths participated in Children's Garden tours before COVID. Elementary children were exposed to the flora of the facility via DOE, 4H
and other youth programs. The annual Agriculture Awareness and Environmental Day conducted at UGC has averaged about 550 4th and 5th grade students each year.
Teachers can call the Urban Garden Center office at 453-6050 to schedule a tour for their class. Tours will be conducted by a volunteer docent. The children
are guided either through the entire garden center or only through the
Children's Garden. Activities include building an origami house, chalk
drawings on the boardwalk, storytelling, leaf rubbings, and more. Tours are
conducted from August through May. Call early as the schedule fills