Seed to Sprout – early learning garden program for preschool-aged children

Submitted by San Juan County Health and Human Services.

This summer, the Slow Food Land and Sea Garden on San Juan and Turtleback Farm on Orcas, in partnership with the San Juan County SNAP-Ed program, will be hosting an early learning garden program for preschool-aged children. Sessions are free and drop-ins are welcome. Each session is one hour long. We will be drawing and crafting, planting, harvesting, and reading books. Kids will be able to plant a variety of vegetable seeds and watch them grow over the season. Each session we will harvest a featured vegetable for participants to take and try at home.

July 27th will be our next session on San Juan, and we will be looking at pollinators in the garden and harvesting new potatoes!

San Juan sessions will be Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 am on the following dates; July 27, Aug. 3, Aug.17, Sept. 7, and Sept. 21. The Slow Food Land and Sea Garden is located across from the high school, next to the old apple orchard.

Orcas sessions will be on Aug. 10 and Sept.14, at Turtleback Farm, 4-5 p.m.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Families are welcome!

Come and enjoy some time in the garden!

For more information contact Zoe Froyland, at 360-370-7519 or