After School Programs
The Youth Garden Project hosts one or two afterschool clubs each week depending on the season! Families sign-up their kids through BEACON Afterschool Program, and program themes vary each trimester. Students participate in a variety of activities including: hunting for bugs & insects, harvesting & planting, cooking with garden ingredients, exploring various art forms, games & free play around our 1.5 acre garden space . . . the list goes on!
Fall 2022 Sessions:
Insect Investigations! (1st – 3rd grade)
Fall Flavors (4th – 6th grade)
With support and involvement from GCMS BEACON Afterschool Program we offer one-time workshops at the garden for middle school students to participate in every month. Young people especially love eating, so these workshops are centered around cooking using garden fresh produce. Recent workshops have consisted of assembling garden pizzas, baking fruit pies, and making veggie lasagnas!
Youth Volunteer Crew
Following the Grand County School District schedule, we recruit afterschool youth volunteers for each trimester. Youth volunteers commit to 1-2 hours a week at the beginning of the trimester, and complete a total of at least 10 hours of service by the end.
Youth Volunteer Crew is a great opportunity for Sterling Scholar applicants, Honors Society members, or students who are curious about small-scale agriculture and/or are looking for an easy and fun way to get civically engaged!
Call the office at 435.259.2326 to learn more, or stop by between 9am-4pm M-F to pick up an application. Ages 12-18 are encouraged to apply.