Class Size & Age

Up to six children

Ages 2 - 6, must be accompanied by an adult

Class Schedule

Class time is 11:00 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. in Seattle's Magnolia neighborhood

Spring 2012 Session 1
Sundays, April 1 - May 20 (No class April 29 & May 6) 6 spaces available

Spring 2012 Session 2
Sundays, May 27 - July 8 (No class June 24) 5 spaces available

Summer 2012 Session 1
Sundays, July 15 - August 19 (6 spaces available)

Summer 2012 Session 2
Sundays, August 26 - September 30 6 spaces available

Pricing

Single classes available for $30 or $140 for a six week session.

Session cost includes a child's gardening kit (pail, shovel, rake and wildflower seed packet)

There are no refunds but missed classes can be made up.

To register, contact

Melanthia Peterman
206-931-3918
littlesproutsgardening@gmail.com

Spring is coming!!

Little Sprouts Gardening 2012 class schedule is here!

6 weekly Sunday sessions for $140. Have a friend join with you during a Spring session and you both receive 15 percent off!

11:00 A.M. to 12:15 P.M. in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood

Spring 2012 Session 1
Sundays, April 1 – May 20 (No class April 29 & May 6)

Spring 2012 Session 2
Sundays, May 27 – July 8 (No class June 24)

Summer 2012 Session 1
Sundays, July 15 – August 19

Summer 2012 Session 2
Sundays, August 26 – September 30

Get your garden on!

Corn is on the rise and tomato plants are thriving in their water wraps. Yet now is the time to begin planning for winter gardening! So it’s never too late to start gardening with your Little Sprout. Join us as we explore backyard nature and experience all a little urban gardening has to offer through projects, songs and stories! Our next Summer Session begins July 5!

Chickens at Little Sprouts!

Feeding chickens treats

Feeding chickens treats

Little Sprouts has added backyard chickens to the dynamic of urban gardening. Kiddos love to watch these entertaining fowl and have the unique experience of feeding the hens and even collecting eggs!

2010 Gardening Begins

Watering is a favorite gardening activity for Little Sprouts

Watering is a favorite gardening activity for Little Sprouts

A mild winter and promise of a gentle spring means Little Sprouts can  get an early start on their 2010 gardening. Join Melanthia and her 2-year-old son Max during the upcoming Little Sprouts sessions as they explore the early spring garden and all its creatures.

Each week, children will have an opportunity to plan, plant and tend their own garden plot. We’ll also enjoy songs, stories and art projects to help expose your little ones to a backyard garden and all that is offered in its urban habitat.

Fall Session Begins

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A volunteer pumpkin growing in the Little Sprouts garden

Summer has flown by and now we’re heading into fall. I’m happy to say that Little Sprouts Gardening is catching on and that our fall sessions began Sept. 20.

In the coming weeks, we’ll explore how the garden changes and its creatures prepare for fall and winter. Little ones still have time for a bit more planting and there’s always a gardening project to be done.

There’s still space for a few more “Little Sprouts,” so contact me if you’re interested in a full session or even a one-time class.

Happy Gardening!

Melanthia

“Little Sprouts has been such a fun and engaging class for my son Sam and I. Melanthia has a knack for creating a rich and adaptive learning environment that extends beyond the garden. The bird feeder, fairy land and the wiggly worm projects were some personal favorites of Sam’s. The beautiful garden setting, the inspired ideas and delicious snacks (yes, even the parents get to nibble) are a few of mom’s personal favorites.

“We’re looking forward to the fall session!”

Ria and Sam (returning for their third session)

“Little Sprouts Gardening is a program where children are introduced to nature through stories, songs, art projects and gardening. Throughout the seasons, little ones and their parents learn about flowers, food, animals and insects as they explore the garden from top to bottom.”

Children explore a sage bloom during a recent Little Sprouts class where they learned about bees and the important role they play in pollination. Photo by Cheryl Hatch/isisphotos.com

Children explore a sage bloom during a recent Little Sprouts class where they learned about bees and the important role they play in pollination. Photo by Cheryl Hatch/isisphotos.com

A mother lends a hand as her daughter crafts a bumblebee during a recent Little Sprouts class led by Melanthia Peterman. Photo by Cheryl Hatch/isisphotos.com.

A mother lends a hand as her daughter crafts a bumblebee during a recent Little Sprouts class led by Melanthia Peterman. Photo by Cheryl Hatch/isisphotos.com.

Little Sprouts participants tend their garden beds. Each child maintains their own plot where they've been growing peas, beans, lettuce, radished, strawberries, thyme and sunflowers. Photo by Cheryl Hatch/isisphotos.com

Little Sprouts participants tend their garden beds. Each child maintains their own plot where they've been growing peas, beans, lettuce, radished, strawberries, thyme and sunflowers. Photo by Cheryl Hatch/isisphotos.com

Little Sprouts Gardening

dsc_5632Little Sprouts Gardening classes are where children and parents or caregivers come to explore gardening throughout the seasons. In an intimate, small-group setting, families experience the wonders of a backyard garden and the many birds, butterflies, worms, beetles and other critters to be found in its urban habitat. Little Sprouts and their loved ones  grow together through creative activities and art projects, garden exploration and year-round planting.
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More Little Sprouts classes

dsc_5602Little Sprouts Gardening classes this weekend were a hit! Thanks for making them such a huge success.

Don’t hesitate to drop me an email if you were unable to attend and are still interested in checking out the class for free.

The current schedule has classes Tuesdays or Thursdays. However, based on feedback, I’m adding a Saturday class from 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Spots are already being reserved for the upcoming session that begins June 20 so be sure to contact me and secure your place in the garden!

Happy Gardening!

And so they grow …

Watering the vegetable garden

Watering the vegetable garden



Free Trial Classes

Saturday June 13 in Magnolia, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday June 14 in Magnolia, 10 a.m.

Space is limited. Call or email to secure your spot for one of Little Sprouts Gardening’s FREE introductory classes.

Receive a $25 discount if you register for a session during one of the introductory classes.

Melanthia Peterman
206-931-3918
littlesproutsgardening@gmail.com


Little Sprouts Gardening helps families experience the wonders of planting a seed and watching it grow, eating snap peas fresh off the vine, building a fairy forest or creating a natural habitat. Come squirrel away a bit of time so you and your Little Sprout can grow together through songs and stories, arts and crafts and of course digging in the dirt.