It’s easier than ever for kids to get some dirt under their fingernails and test out their green thumb in the Backyard Vegetable Garden in the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. The Backyard Vegetable Garden is an educational working farm, where kids of all ages can learn about the exciting world of plants, insects and seasonal gardening. The half-acre farm includes a children’s farm house, raised bed gardens, ground beds, a fruit orchard, greenhouse and a covered pavilion. Programs throughout the fall at the Gardens allow families to explore the connection between food and nature, all while getting down and dirty together.
Upcoming Programs at the Backyard Vegetable Garden:
- Fall Vegetables on September 11th at 11 am. Explore the tasks of the fall garden and discover why people enjoy gardening. Class is free and available for ages 4 and older.
- Backyard Chickens on September 14th at 10 am. This free class will be led by the Master Gardener and explore the basics of hobby chicken farming. Class is available for ages 5 and older.
- Leaves on September 24 at 1 pm. This free class explores the colorful, crackling, and sometimes tasty qualities of leaves with little ones ages 18 months-3 years.
- Gourds and Gourd Bird House on September 28th at 10 am. Parents and kids will create a birdhouse to take home and learn about the importance of birds in the ecosystem. Class is $5 per person. Class is available for ages 5 and older.
- Migrating Monarchs on Tuesday October 1st at 11 am. Learn about the monarch butterflies migration to Mexico and help to tag migrating butterflies in the catch and release program. Class is free and available for ages 4 and older.
- Pumpkins on October 22 at 1 pm. Little gardeners ages 18 months-3 years will stroll through the Pumpkin Patch to discover the fall treats waiting there. Class is free.
All classes are held at the Backyard Vegetable Gardet at 3312 Rock Spring Road, Fort Worth, TX 76107. To learn more about classes, click here.