Summer Sprouts Garden Camp


Enjoy the summer sunshine while learning how to grow and cook local food. Each week we will explore a different part of the plant life cycle and share a snack prepared from the garden! To register submit a permission form (use garden specific links below). The first 25 registrations will be accepted. We hope to see your family in the garden!

  • Programs are free and open to all interested youth ages 8-12
  • Each child must be accompanied by an adult and register with a signed permission form
  • Programs will be cancelled in the case of inclement weather (i.e. excessive heat, wind advisory, heavy rain, lightning, etc.)
  • We ask that each child/adult pair commit to attending at least six sessions.

Contact: Ellie Falk,

Here’s where we are gardening this summer:

Mondays 2-4pm: Civic Garden Center / 2715 Reading Road, Cincinnati 45206

Tuesdays 2-4pm: Over-the-Rhine People’s Garden / 49 East McMicken Avenue, Cincinnati 45210 

Wednesdays 10-noon: Rothenberg Preparatory Academy / 241 E Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati 45202 

Example agenda for each two hour session:

  • Arrival & garden scavenger hunt
  • Circle time & introduction of theme
  • Garden harvest & food preparation
  • Community snack
  • Garden tasks & art projects
  • Reflection & departure

Weekly Themes:

  • Week 1: Soil & Compost
  • Week 2: Seeds
  • Week 3: Roots
  • Week 4: Stems
  • Week 5: Leaves
  • Week 6: Flowers
  • Week 7: Fruits
  • Week 8: Celebration