Register for several events

The Garden as Your Classroom

Saturday, April 08, 2017
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center | directions

Teaching the Next Generation: The Garden as Your Classroom

As part of the Farm to School/Field to Family program, this free class is open to teachers, district staff, parents, and all those interested in using school gardens as outdoor classrooms.

The workshop will focus on demonstrating high-participatory, hands-on learning activities where presenters will showcase engaging lessons in the garden for Pre-K and K-12 students.

Lessons are designed to support current curriculum standards taught in the classroom. In collaboration with Backyard Abundance.


Recreation Center Edible Classroom Plants

The class is held in the upstairs Social Hall at the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center. Hands-on activities will take place outside at the new Edible Classroom.


The class is free.

Register at the Parks and Recreation website.

Please register soon: the class is limited to 40 people and is likely to fill up fast.

Growing Hope Event Series

This event helps people learn how to cultivate food, habitat and healing in the garden.

Learn about a wide variety of other family-friendly Growing Hope events.

Sponsors and Partners

Recreation Center Edible Classroom StudentsThank you to these wonderful sponsors and partners. Please frequent their stores, services and websites.

Field to FamilyIowa City Parks and RecreationIowa Department of AgricultureACE Mentor ProgramUniversity of Iowa Community Credit UnionBeisser LumberHy-VeeHills BankKing's MaterialNew Pioneer