Due to the current Corona Virus Pandemic- our classes have been converted to online Zoom-
Our Current Special is our $99 Online Zoom Gardening & Nutrition Class- please fill out a contact form for more information or text/call ((951)776-6971
$99 ONLINE ZOOM GARDENING & NUTRITION CLASS ***The class is a gardening & nutrition class where students learn to grow veggies from seed and also the nutritional value of each vegetable and the plant cycle - Zoom class includes: seeds, soil, pots, 12 variety seedlings and 3 instructional booklets with 2 - 30 min online zoom classes for instruction.
Instructional Booklets Include: 1- plant descriptions & information 2- garden and nutrition worksheets 3- plant care instructions /charts
This class is all ages****
$89 ONLINE ZOOM “ALL ABOUT TOMATO, BASIL & CUCUMBERS” GARDENING & NUTRITION CLASS ***This class is a gardening and nutrition learning environment where students learn the many different varieties and nutritional values of tomatoes, cucumbers and basil. Each of these 3 garden delights have serval varieties unknown to most. This class will venture the world of colorful basils🌱, shapely cucumbers🥒 and the infinite world of tomatoes! 🍅
Zoom class includes: seeds, soil, pots, 9 seedlings, 1 instructional booklet and 2-30 min Zoom classes.
Instructional Booklet includes: 1- plant descriptions, care and Information
This class is all ages***
$79 ONLINE ZOOM “IT’S TOMATO TIME” GARDENING & NUTRITION CLASS ***This class is all about TOMATOES!- There are hundreds of types of tomatoes and in this class you will learn how to grow several- some seeds and some transplants. Our variety starts with but is not limited to these different types of tomatoes: Artesian Tiger Stripe Tomato, Black Krim Tomato, Yellow Pear Tomato, Honey Delight Tomato, Sweetie Tomato, Large Cherry Red Tomato, SuperSteak Tomato, Cherokee Purple Tomato, Early Girl Tomato, Beefsteak Tomato, Roma Tomato, Pineapple Tomato, Rainbow Tomato, Red Currant Tomato and More... Your possibilities are endless and your tomato garden will be colorful and full of flavor. Join us as we begin our Tomato Soring Fling!
Zoom class includes: seeds, soil, pots, 4 -6 seedlings and 1 Instructional Booklet with 2-30 min classes for instruction.
Instructional Booklet includes: 1- Tomato plant care, description, varieties, nutritional values and charts.
This class is all ages***
$30 ADDITIONAL ONLINE ZOOM TIME 30 MIN If you would like to extend your learning of gardening and nutrition with more private zoom classes after your initial class, each 30 min time slot is $30. You can order up to 3. If you need more than 3 additional learning slots please contact us to arrange another Private Class Plan for your student.
This class is all ages***
LET’S GET THOSE VICTORY GARDENS GROWING! We offer group sessions or personalized classes at our location or yours!
Do you belong to a Girl/Boy Scout Group, Church Group, Club or Foster Organization? Contact us for details on how to organize your group for a one time learning experience or on going project for our youth. (Discounts Apply) AFTER YOU CHOOSE WHICH TYPE OF CLASS YOU WOULD LIKE, GO TO THE SCHEDULE PAGE TO SEE WHAT DAY AND TIME IT IS AVAILABLE.
ATTENTION INSPIRE PARENTS: If you sign up for a class, please go to Inspireschools.org and visit the enrichment center to order your class with Instructional Funds. Please fill out a CONTACT FORM before you leave this website stating you sent an order in. Our classes are of limited space and the enrichment center doesn't send your approval immediately. We don't want to overcrowd a class due to too many students ENRICHMENT CERTIFICATES piling in at once without any notice. Thank YOU very much for your understanding.
2020 Spring Class Descriptions:
Gardening & Nutrition: closed
Gardening & Nutrition Class:
Its Spring and Summer veggie time! That means Tomatoes (Red, Purple, Yellow, Green, Black), Peppers (all kinds), Green-Yellow Cucumber, Purple-Yellow-Green Beans, Watermelon and more... Join us as we learn, grow, plant and transplant our delicious vegetables of all the colors of the rainbow! We will sow from seed AND plant beautiful seedlings and transplants for our students to take home and care for. Students will also learn the nutritional aspects of what their growing too and how it affects the body. Be prepared for a beautiful garden of edibles, knowledge and understanding from your kiddo (and less produce shopping too)! Parents are welcome to sit in on the class or dig right on in with us!
Salad Shakers Class: closed
Let’s grow a salad garden and learn about the nutritional values of our veggies along the way! Tomatoes, lettuce, spinach, kale, cucumber, onion & peppers are a great way to start a beginner's garden or add to an existing garden. In this class your student will learn how to grow all of these veggies from seed and take home transplants for their own home garden! Children will review the plant life cycle and the process of seed germination. In addition, learning the nutritional values behind our delicious homegrown veggies is also important! And with the recipes our kiddos take home and try, they begin right away taking advantage of the benefits of home gardening! And don’t worry about space! This is a container gardening class. You can grow a container garden just about anywhere!
Spaghetti and Salsa Saucers: Closed
Let’s grow a spaghetti sauce and salsa garden and learn about the nutritional values of our veggies along the way! Roma Tomatoes, basil, sage, rosemary, oregano, thyme, onions- tomatoes, peppers and cilantro are a great way to start a beginners garden or add to an existing garden. In this class your student will learn how to grow all these veggies from seed and take home transplants for their own home garden! Children will review the plant life cycle and the process of seed germination. In addition, they will learn the nutritional values and health benefits behind our delicious homegrown veggies! And with the recipes our kiddos take home and try, they begin right away taking advantage of the benefits of home gardening! And don’t worry about space! This is a container gardening class- This garden can fit almost anywhere!
Financial Literacy with Money Munchkids Curriculum:
Financial Literacy with Money Munchkids Curriculum Class: closed- offer online only
Childhood financial attitudes, habits and norms develop between the ages of 6-12 years old. The Money Munchkids curriculum covers over 15 different topics in 30+ lessons that cover areas such as barter and trade, the history of money, debit vs credit cards, budgeting, identifying and counting money, how we use money every day and much much more. Money Munchkids uses all seven learning styles (visual, aural, verbal, physical, logical, social and solitary). There are over 150 full color illustrations, activities and stories throughout this child friendly curriculum. Learning money management at an early age helps children develop a sound financial future. *Dyslexia Friendly, Autism Approved, Teacher Approved, Real Mom Approved
*Fun Fact- (A former Ca State Superintendent launched a financial literacy awareness campaign because he believed that young people need to be supervisors of their own future money and financial resources).
Music' n Movement:
Music n Movement: closed
In this stimulating class experience, students will participate in a combination of dancing, creating dance, behind the music lessons, musical games, genre recognition, karaoke, Cupid shuffle line dance and more! Join us this Spring for a movin' n shakin' good time. Your child will dance his or her heart out while learning some concepts behind the creation of some of their favorite songs. They will have the opportunity to create a short dance routine and perform it for their peers. We will also learn a line dancing song and practice the moves (stay tuned for a possible Flash Mob opportunity). Students can even practice their vocal talents! This class is about having fun and getting some exercise. We will work with each student's comfort level so nobody feels pressured to do an activity they aren't ready for yet.
EXTRA TRANSPLANT CLASSES $35-$50 -students that have extra plants to transplant may schedule an additional class to transplant their remaining plants if they choose not to transplant them themselves. 6 plants per transplant class will be transplanted. (some materials included)
GARDEN BED TRANSPLANT $100 and up (contact for more details) With this option, parent must purchase their own garden bed and soil and put the actual Bed together. Kids Gardening Center will teach and assist in filling the soil in the bed, prepping the bed and transplanting the plants into your garden bed. This is done at the students home or designated area for the Garden Bed.
PLANTING CLASS- This planting class is a hands on class. Students will do most things on their own including choosing seeds, filling soil in containers, planting seeds, watering, feeding, labeling and transporting seedlings home to care for until transplant time. Learning how to successfully plant a vegetable plant from seed has its challenges, but after this class your child can show you what they have learned and how a few diligent steps can result in green life on your front or back patio. In this class students will learn how to grow different types of vegetables, which vegetables to grow during which season and how to successfully care for, feed, prevent pest and weather from destroying it and how to harvest their plant at maturity. The differences between indeterminate and determinate plants will be discussed in detail. Why some seeds never germinate or plants never bear fruit will be highlighted. The difference between caring for a seed waiting to germinate, a seedling and a plant will be shown in detail.
TRANSPLANT CLASS- Transplanting a delicate seedling can have its own difficulties if not preformed correctly. In our, also hands-on transplanting class, students will have the opportunity to transplant half or more of their successfully germinated seedlings with the guidance of a skilled Gardner at their fingertips. This uniques class will teach students how to split roots, transplant into containers and how to avoid transplant shock. In addition, great garden techniques will be discussed like how to give your plant more calcium without buying it off the shelf or how to water without over watering or under watering (which can ultimately destroy the root system). Figuring out what type and size of container to plant in can also be challenging when planting a tiny seedling that will emerge one day into a big beautiful bunch of leaves and veggies. All of these things and much much more will be shown, discussed and worked by hand in our Kids Gardening Center Transplant Class. FREE SESSION ***WANT TO HOST A CLASS IN YOUR AREA***
Host Program: (Still Open- Online Zoom Only)
Parents, Group Leaders, Teachers and all other Gardening Connoisseurs…
•Are you a member of a Co-Op? •Are you out of Charter Funding? •Do you have a group of 10 or more interested students?
Earning Free classes with the Host Program is a great way to incorporate social fun and learning together Our host program gives families an opportunity to group their friends and family into one great gardening experience. And we can bring it all to you! You can host a class that is already on our schedule or you can create your own.
Your class can vary in duration and time- for example: •1 day – 3 hour class •3 weeks – 1 hour classes (1 day per week) •5 week – 2 hour classes (1 day per week) •12 week semester – 1 hour classes (1 day per week) •Or Create Your Own Group Class
How it works: When you bring a class of 10 or more students, your gift from us for your referral is 1 or 3 options of your choice. •2 FREE STUDENTS of your choice in the hosted class •1 FREE PRIVATE SESSION upon schedule availability •FREE garden supply package (packages vary) Give us a Call, text or email with your •Location •Requested class duration & time •A few possible start dates & times •A partial class list of 5
Your location can be: •Our KGC site in Riverside •Your choice of home, park (approved by city), community center, church or safe dwelling •One of our current classes on the schedule not filled yet We offer classes year round to students as well as interested adults. Our approved vendors are Inspire Schools, River Springs Charter Schools and ILEAD. We also accept non charter students. You can also recommend us to your charter, if it’s not on our list, for quick vendor approval. Classes are of various ages.
LOCATIONS: Please contact us for address locations
FACEBOOK PAGE: GARDEN HOUSE https://www.facebook.com/garden.house.7121
CONTACT: Nzingha Newton, Owner/Instructor (951) 776-6971 Anthony Bennett, Lead Marketing (951) 776-6972 Jazmine Bennett, Jr. Youth Assistant Intern – firstname.lastname@example.org
With 10 students, your student is free- REQUEST more information by filling out a Contact Form at the bottom of the descriptions page-THIS PAGE
FEES: We except Instructional Funds, Cash, PayPal, Money Orders and Cashiers Checks- no checks please Currently we except Instructional Funds from Inspire Charter School, iLead and River Springs. If you would like to use your Instructional Funds from a different Charter School Please contact us on the form below. When using Instructional Funds please attempt to order your class at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure an Enrichment Certificate, Purchase Order or Invoice has arrived to use before class start day. If you aren't able to order 2 weeks in advance please let us know in the notes in the contact box and we can verify funds through your Charter. Also, space is limited. Ordering your class in advance is recommended to secure a space.