Mother Nature & Me
Jun
21
to Nov 22

Mother Nature & Me

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THURSDAY's from 10 am to 12 pm

Mother Nature & Me is designed to bring children ages 0-5 together to explore nature.  Activities will include nature craft in the garden chickee hut, garden exploration and storytime. Mother/Father/Caregiver also enjoys time bonding with child and connecting with community members. Class is from 10-11 am and social hour is from 11-12 pm. Garden closes at 12 pm. 

Cost:  $5 per child (20% off for members)

5 classes for $20

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DBCG's 2nd Annual Fruit Festival
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

DBCG's 2nd Annual Fruit Festival

Join us in the garden to taste samples of exotic and tropical fruits from our garden and local farms such as Jackfruit, Dragron fruit, Lychee, Passion fruit, Guava, Rambutan, Pomegranite, Papaya, and more! Our 2nd Annual Fruit Festival is a delight to the senses. 

Adults $5, Children under 12 Free

 Members Complimentary

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International Mud Day Celebration
Jun
29
11:00 AM11:00

International Mud Day Celebration

INTERNATIONAL MUD DAY - FRI, JUN 29 at 11 AM

Join Delray Beach Children's Garden & WiseTribe for a day of collaboration to celebrate International Mud Day. This interactive family experience will offer Mud Pottery & Mud Masks and bring awareness to the #GetDirtyInDelray campaign which aims to encourage community members to grow their own food through creative container gardens. Started in 2008 in Nepal and Australia, International Mud Day

is celebrated by thousands of children in dozens of countries worldwide as a chance to celebrate nature and the great outdoors by getting muddy. 

Suggested Donation of $5 per family

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Woodworking with Jake
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking with Jake

Saturday, June 30 from 10 am - 12 pm

Ages 5-12, $10 + $5 Supplies Fee = $15 per child

(Members: $8 + $5 Supplies Fee = $13 per child)

Space is limited so sign up early. 

Tools provided or bring your own tools if you'd like (hammer, level, tape measure).

Parent supervision required.

 

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Young Botanists with Jeannie Fernsworth
Jul
7
10:00 AM10:00

Young Botanists with Jeannie Fernsworth

Delray Beach Children's Garden is excited to announce a new workshop series from our very own Master Horticulturist and Botanist Jeannie Fernsworth! As Co-Founder and Garden Manager, Jeannie shares her wealth of knowledge both verbally with all our visitors and physically by curating the rare and exotic flora in our ever-expanding green oasis. In this botanical workshop, participants will examine plant biology, explore different plant varieties, learn about ecology and so much more! Recommended for ages 5+, $10 per child.  

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Sunflower Creative Arts' Pop-Up Playful Build Day - A Benefit for DBCG
Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Sunflower Creative Arts' Pop-Up Playful Build Day - A Benefit for DBCG

SATURDAY, JULY 14, 10 AM - 12 PM, All ages, Suggested Donation of $15 per family

Sunflower Creative Arts is a Delray Beach based 501 (c) 3 nonprofit empowering children to be confident, creative and compassionate through Play, Nature and the Arts. 
To celebrate their 25th Anniversary they have launched the Sunflower Play Initiative to bring awareness of the many benefits of child-directed play to the community. Throughout the city they will present free Pop-Up Playful Builds to offer fun, direct, hands-on experiences to children, families, caregivers and educators. Research shows that child-directed play is crucial for the healthy development of children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills, mental health, happiness, and contributes to school success. Join us for this special benefit event! 

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GARDEN IS CLOSED THE MONTH OF AUGUST
Aug
1
to Aug 31

GARDEN IS CLOSED THE MONTH OF AUGUST

Please note that open garden hours and all classes and workshops are on hiatus through the month of August. During the summer heat, DBCG takes time to replenish our garden beds, create new curriculum and prepare for the season ahead. The garden will be closed the entire month of August and will reopen on September 1, 2018. 

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3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Oct
20
8:00 AM08:00

3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament

The Delray Beach Children’s Garden (DBCG) is holding its Third Charity Golf Tournament taking place Saturday, October 20, 2018. Please join us for a fun and exciting day at the Delray Beach Golf Club. Registration will begin at 7 am and shotgun start begins at 8 am. 

GOLFERS: REGISTER BEFORE OCTOBER 1st: Foursomes ($350) or Individuals ($100).  Activities Include: 18-Hole Four-Person Scramble, Lunch, Raffle, Putting Contest and Exciting Prizes for Longest Drive & Closest to the Pin & Hole-in-One cash prize of $1,000. Luncheon to follow.

Don't play golf? No Worries! We offer a LUNCH ONLY option. All donations are tax deductible and will help sustain the garden.

We are currently seeking SPONSORS as well as donations for raffle prizes and volunteers for the event. The proceeds raised will allow DBCG to sustain our mission to create eco-consciousness in children through garden education, nature exploration and play.  We invite you to join us in partnering with DBCG as a sponsor for our golf tournament. Sponsorship offers an exciting opportunity for your business to align your marketing goals with our audience. Our rapidly growing community of members and volunteers care about creating a sustainable world through the vision of our children.

Scholarships donations are also appreciated so that we may give to individuals in need from our community a chance to join in on the fun.

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RESCHEDULED - WiseTribe Celebration
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

RESCHEDULED - WiseTribe Celebration

Join WiseTribe for our summer kick-off community party! Spend a few fun-filled hours of entertainment, creativity, and community sharing. We will be celebrating the projects WiseTribers have been co-creating to strengthen Delray Beach through food solutions, wellbeing, and learning how environmental sustainability begins in the home.

Our party will be kid-focused and pet-friendly as we enjoy the great outdoors. It includes an upcycling challenge so you can learn how simple it is to create a bountiful container garden from waste! 

Enjoy potluck and dishes from local sponsors. Come connect with neighbors and newly discovered friends as we celebrate ideas for moving forward together toward a wiser future.

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Woodworking with Jake
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking with Jake

Saturday, May 19 from 10 am - 12 pm.

Ages 5-12, $10 + $5 Supplies Fee = $15 per child

(Members: $8 + $5 Supplies Fee = $13 per child)

Space is limited so sign up early. 

We have run out of the garden's stock pile of wood so we are now charging an additional $5 to cover the cost of supplies. Wood and nails provided.

Please bring your own tools (Hammer, level, tape measure).

Parent supervision required.

 

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Farmer Jay's Junior Sprouts
May
12
10:00 PM22:00

Farmer Jay's Junior Sprouts

FARMER JAY's JUNIOR SPROUTS

Sat, May 12 from 10 am - 11 am

"Why Eat Your Veggies?"

Join us for an exciting class with local farmer Jay McCobb, an expert in Sustainable Agriculture, specializing in Urban Gardening. Children will learn about growing nutrient dense vegetables and understand the importance of eating your veggies! This class will be a preview to Farmer Jay's Junior Sprouts 8 week series coming in the Fall to DBCG.

$15 per child - Members 20% off
Space is limited 

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MEMBERS Mother's Day Celebration
May
11
3:00 PM15:00

MEMBERS Mother's Day Celebration

In honor of all the strong, loving women in our life, we invite our members and their extended families to join us for a special Mother's Day Celebration on Sunday, May 13 from 3-5 pm at the garden. Enjoy a poetry reading by Flose Boursiquot, cocktails, appetizers and a special gift. Please RSVP, thank you! 

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Earth Day Celebration
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

Earth Day Celebration

Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 at the Delray Beach Children's Garden

[Due to Natural Forces in our Weather later today, we will be celebrating our EARTH DAY celebration at 12 PM instead of 1 PM!]

Together, we can nourish eco-consciousness in our children and demonstrate kindness for our beautiful planet.

Children are invited to discover their environmental superpowers as defenders of the Earth!!

- Cape-design craft to reveal our super powers (for example: recycler, beach cleaner, gardener, composter, vegan, vegetarian, vegetable grower, etc)

- Enjoy a "super food" station to fuel up with delicious foods from our Earth

 

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FREEDOM GROUP MEDITATION
Apr
21
7:00 AM07:00

FREEDOM GROUP MEDITATION

FREEDOM GROUP MEDITATION - SATURDAY MORNINGS AT 7 AM
Why meditate? In a word, freedom. Freedom from suffering, freedom from craving, freedom from depression, freedom from anxiety. When we meditate, we are free from these and other forms of suffering. Why? Because when we meditate well, there is nothing to do, nowhere to go. Just being here now. Ah, but that takes practice. And practice requires fellowship. And fellowship requires spiritual friends! We meditate together to encourage each other on the path to true freedom.
Our group is a mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced meditators, traveling the path of awakening together. We practice silent sitting meditation for the most part. However, the meditation can be guided to support beginners. No experience necessary. First-time meditators are welcome! Good for long-time meditators as well. One intention required: to meditate with other people at different points on the path in a supportive and loving environment. The basic 1-hour format is as follows:

  • Meet, greet, and get settled — 5 minutes
  • Sitting meditation — 20 minutes (silent or guided if necessary)
  • Inquiry (aka Q&A, practice dialogue) — 10-15 minutes
  • Spiritual reading (3 verses of Tao Te Ching w/ discussion) — 10-15 minutes
  • End — 5 minutes

It’s ok to arrive late. A little meditation is better than none at all! Just enter the space quietly and take your place. You are welcome to attend each week or whenever you like. Meditators sit on the ground or on benches. If you prefer to sit on the ground, please bring your own mat, blanket, or cushion. If you prefer a chair, you can use a garden bench or please bring your own folding chair. First-time meditators are invited to greet the teacher before the meditation begins and request instructions.

OFFERING
Meditation is a gift to humanity, the way out of delusion. These weekly sessions are offered free of charge, at no cost. Space at the garden is also offered free of charge, but we accept donations as a gift to the garden for use of the space. Maintaining the garden involves several costs and expenses, so a donation to the Delray Beach Children's Garden supports the maintenance of their site. Contributing to the collection is completely voluntary and never required. No one is ever turned away for not giving.

SOURCES
The Noble Eightfold Path, the Beatitudes, and the Tao Te Ching serve as our primary guides to awakening. Meditation group leader Pablo F. del Real S. has been practicing sitting meditation for 13 years. He is certified in the Five Mindfulness Trainings by Thich Nhat Hanh. Pablo is the founder of The Way, a mindfulness education practice. In 2014, he discovered the equivalence of the Noble Eightfold Path and the Beatitudes.

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MEATLESS MONDAYS
Apr
16
5:00 PM17:00

MEATLESS MONDAYS

April 16 - Last potluck of the season at the garden - MUSICAL MEATLESS MONDAY EDITION

Join with a conscious community of all ages and ethnicities for a monthly Wise Meatless Monday potluck and promote heart health and climate health at the same time.  

WorldBeat Drum Club will be gathering for a lively and family friendly ‘drum circle’  led by musician Rich Leon.

Please bring a dish to share, as well as your own plates, utensils and cups for a zero waste potluck.

 

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Woodworking with Jake
Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Woodworking with Jake

Saturday, April 14 Workshop has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 18 from 10 am - 12 pm 

Due to a shortage of parking in our neighboring lots for the Delray Affair, this workshop has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 18. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Ticket holders whom I have spoke with, please contact me at (561) 463-2528 or christina@delraybeachchildrensgarden.org if you have any further questions.  

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FREEDOM GROUP MEDITATION
Apr
14
7:00 AM07:00

FREEDOM GROUP MEDITATION

FREEDOM GROUP MEDITATION - SATURDAY MORNINGS AT 7 AM
Why meditate? In a word, freedom. Freedom from suffering, freedom from craving, freedom from depression, freedom from anxiety. When we meditate, we are free from these and other forms of suffering. Why? Because when we meditate well, there is nothing to do, nowhere to go. Just being here now. Ah, but that takes practice. And practice requires fellowship. And fellowship requires spiritual friends! We meditate together to encourage each other on the path to true freedom.
Our group is a mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced meditators, traveling the path of awakening together. We practice silent sitting meditation for the most part. However, the meditation can be guided to support beginners. No experience necessary. First-time meditators are welcome! Good for long-time meditators as well. One intention required: to meditate with other people at different points on the path in a supportive and loving environment. The basic 1-hour format is as follows:

  • Meet, greet, and get settled — 5 minutes
  • Sitting meditation — 20 minutes (silent or guided if necessary)
  • Inquiry (aka Q&A, practice dialogue) — 10-15 minutes
  • Spiritual reading (3 verses of Tao Te Ching w/ discussion) — 10-15 minutes
  • End — 5 minutes

It’s ok to arrive late. A little meditation is better than none at all! Just enter the space quietly and take your place. You are welcome to attend each week or whenever you like. Meditators sit on the ground or on benches. If you prefer to sit on the ground, please bring your own mat, blanket, or cushion. If you prefer a chair, you can use a garden bench or please bring your own folding chair. First-time meditators are invited to greet the teacher before the meditation begins and request instructions.

OFFERING
Meditation is a gift to humanity, the way out of delusion. These weekly sessions are offered free of charge, at no cost. Space at the garden is also offered free of charge, but we accept donations as a gift to the garden for use of the space. Maintaining the garden involves several costs and expenses, so a donation to the Delray Beach Children's Garden supports the maintenance of their site. Contributing to the collection is completely voluntary and never required. No one is ever turned away for not giving.

SOURCES
The Noble Eightfold Path, the Beatitudes, and the Tao Te Ching serve as our primary guides to awakening. Meditation group leader Pablo F. del Real S. has been practicing sitting meditation for 13 years. He is certified in the Five Mindfulness Trainings by Thich Nhat Hanh. Pablo is the founder of The Way, a mindfulness education practice. In 2014, he discovered the equivalence of the Noble Eightfold Path and the Beatitudes.

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WiseTribe Gatherings
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

WiseTribe Gatherings

A walk on any beach, anywhere, and the problem is obvious - the worldwide reliance on disposable plastic packaging is overwhelming our planet. By 2050, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by weight.  Plastic pollution and climate change are parallel global emergencies and we must reduce our collective plastic footprint.

Along with The Sandoway House and the Delray Beach Children’s Garden, WiseTribe invites you to become part of the solution. Join us for a community project which makes us wiser about using plastics.

This two-part event is both conversation and action: With students from Carver Middle School and upcycling experts, we will show you how to turn plastic bottles into container gardens from 2pm to 4pm.  From 4pm to 6pm, participate a community conversation to learn from conservation experts simple ways to forgo single-use plastics in your daily life. Together, as a community, we will hatch an action plan for supporting Delray-based restaurants with moving away from using straws.  

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FREEDOM GROUP MEDITATION
Apr
7
7:00 AM07:00

FREEDOM GROUP MEDITATION

FREEDOM GROUP MEDITATION - SATURDAY MORNINGS AT 7 AM
Why meditate? In a word, freedom. Freedom from suffering, freedom from craving, freedom from depression, freedom from anxiety. When we meditate, we are free from these and other forms of suffering. Why? Because when we meditate well, there is nothing to do, nowhere to go. Just being here now. Ah, but that takes practice. And practice requires fellowship. And fellowship requires spiritual friends! We meditate together to encourage each other on the path to true freedom.
Our group is a mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced meditators, traveling the path of awakening together. We practice silent sitting meditation for the most part. However, the meditation can be guided to support beginners. No experience necessary. First-time meditators are welcome! Good for long-time meditators as well. One intention required: to meditate with other people at different points on the path in a supportive and loving environment. The basic 1-hour format is as follows:

  • Meet, greet, and get settled — 5 minutes
  • Sitting meditation — 20 minutes (silent or guided if necessary)
  • Inquiry (aka Q&A, practice dialogue) — 10-15 minutes
  • Spiritual reading (3 verses of Tao Te Ching w/ discussion) — 10-15 minutes
  • End — 5 minutes

It’s ok to arrive late. A little meditation is better than none at all! Just enter the space quietly and take your place. You are welcome to attend each week or whenever you like. Meditators sit on the ground or on benches. If you prefer to sit on the ground, please bring your own mat, blanket, or cushion. If you prefer a chair, you can use a garden bench or please bring your own folding chair. First-time meditators are invited to greet the teacher before the meditation begins and request instructions.

OFFERING
Meditation is a gift to humanity, the way out of delusion. These weekly sessions are offered free of charge, at no cost. Space at the garden is also offered free of charge, but we accept donations as a gift to the garden for use of the space. Maintaining the garden involves several costs and expenses, so a donation to the Delray Beach Children's Garden supports the maintenance of their site. Contributing to the collection is completely voluntary and never required. No one is ever turned away for not giving.

SOURCES
The Noble Eightfold Path, the Beatitudes, and the Tao Te Ching serve as our primary guides to awakening. Meditation group leader Pablo F. del Real S. has been practicing sitting meditation for 13 years. He is certified in the Five Mindfulness Trainings by Thich Nhat Hanh. Pablo is the founder of The Way, a mindfulness education practice. In 2014, he discovered the equivalence of the Noble Eightfold Path and the Beatitudes.

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Garden to Table Cooking with Chef Adam Potash
Mar
31
12:00 PM12:00

Garden to Table Cooking with Chef Adam Potash

Join Chef Adam on Saturday, March 24 from 1 2 pm to 2 pm as we prepare a meal from garden to table. Ages 5+ 

About Chef Adam: Adam has certifications From Johnson & Wales University, Vietnam Cooking School and Integrative Nutrition School, New York. Adam has worked with many high-end "celebrity" clientele in Florida, California and New York. He has touched peoples hearts, changed their homes and opened up their eyes to a healthier way of life.

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Healing Through Nature's Pharmacy: Medicinal Herbs Workshop with Krisztina Simon, Certified Herbalist
Mar
3
1:00 PM13:00

Healing Through Nature's Pharmacy: Medicinal Herbs Workshop with Krisztina Simon, Certified Herbalist

Learn how to grow and harvest medicinal herbs to create powerful natural home remedies. Use potent plant properties to boost your health and support wellbeing. Learn how to make herbal infusion, syrup, tincture, ointment and powder.
FIRST TOPIC: Flu Season - cough, headache, earache, sore throat
SAT, MARCH 3 @ 1 PM - $20 DONATION
REGISTER: delraybeachchildrensgarden.org

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Consciousness & Composting
Feb
25
3:00 PM15:00

Consciousness & Composting

Join us on Sunday, February 25, 2018 to support the Delray Beach Children's Garden.

Please enjoy the two classes offered to bless the garden. The first will be a Crystal Bowl Meditation led by Tecia Linvile. The second will be a Kundalini Yoga class led by Scot Adelman.

Bring a compost donation, a love offering, and a friend.

“The Universe is asking you to confirm with yourself whether you would like to serve the Earth, to save the Earth, be the sage of the Earth.” - Yogi Bhajan

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Lobo Marino Live
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Lobo Marino Live

Join us for a live performance by the experimental folk band Lobo Marino. Enjoy the sounds of harmonium, bass drum, banjo and various unique instruments and voices.

Rich Leon & Friends Opening

Jam Session after the show - bring your drums and instruments

Saturday, February 24, 1 PM

BYO Picnic Lunch

Members & Children FREE

Adults $15 Donation

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Journey to India - 2nd Anniversary Party
Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

Journey to India - 2nd Anniversary Party

Join us for a magical evening to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary. We will have Indian Music and Food, Sound Healer Performance, a 12 year old classical Indian Dancer, Art display and book signing by Jill Karlin, Presentation of children's Tile Art Mural
Vendors, Raffles and Festivities!

$25 Donation per Adult

$20 Donation per Adult Member 

FREE for children 16 yrs and under

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR GARDEN TO GROW! 

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