Kids Gardening Series with Spark-Y
Four Saturdays: Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Sept. 28 & Oct. 5
Two sessions per day. Kids session (5 - 10) and Teen Session (11 - 14)
Both sessions: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
The PolyHouse/ Bachman's on Lyndale
Cost: $5 per session, with all class proceeds benefitting Spark-Y a 501c3 Non-Profit
*****All tickets are now $5. If you paid the original $15, you will be given the option to refund, or take 2 additional workshops! Please purchase from the $5 *SALE* Column for ALL TICKETS youth or teen at 10am or 11am*****
Sign your child up for one or all four classes! Kids ages 5-10 (youth) and 11-14 (teen) will have a blast while learning about urban agriculture in these classes taught by staff members of Spark-Y. Each sustainability workshop will include icebreakers, “energy” games, interactive learning, creativity and art, and a hands-on project.
Spark-Y (formerly YEA Corps) is a local nonprofit dedicated to empowering Minneapolis area youth with knowledge, job preparation, and life success skills through hands-on sustainable education.
Each class will focus on a different topic related to sustainable garden practices:
September 14: Aquaponics
o Start off with a “Seed, Seedling, Plant” game, Aquaponics worksheet, and art and info about Spark-Y, then make and microscope an Aquaponics system!
September 21: Vermicomposting
o Learn the anatomy of the work and how vermicomposting works, then make and take home a small kit after miscroscoping a dissected worm.
September 28: Algae
o Play “5 kingdoms” and build your own spirulina smoothie; then paint your own algae and miscroscope that on hand.
October 5: Mushrooms
o Microscope a mushroom system and learn their uses and functions, while also identifying species and taking home an Inoculate Mushroom log.
All proceeds from the $15 fee will benefit Spark-Y. More info at spark-y.org.
Bachman's and Spark Youth Actions Labs
Spark-Y: Youth Action Labs (formerly YEA Corps) is a non-profit organization providing hands-on sustainability education to youth. Spark-Y partners with community organizations and local Twin Cities schools helping youth design, construct, manage, and learn from commercially viable sustainable systems such as aquaponics, vermicomposting, algae cultivation, culinary mushroom cultivation from coffee grounds, and more. Spark-Y will also be hosting youth workshops this fall in our greenhouse. For more information, please visit spark-y.org.