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Open Garden Times - Free!

Free Summer Fun for Kids in Your School Garden

Are you looking for a fun, healthy, and educational outdoor activity for you and your kids to do this summer? Every week you can visit eight different gardens in Beacon, Newburgh and Garrison during open garden time! Hudson Valley Seed staff and volunteers host open garden time each weekday morning and all are ages are welcome to join in planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, reading, and crafting. Each day from 9:30-11:00am there are gardening tasks and kids’ activities offered in one of the school gardens managed by Hudson Valley Seed. Participants will read books, harvest produce, and take home fresh-picked veggies and herbs! 

Open garden times and locations are as follows:

Mondays 9:30-11am at Glenham Elementary School, 20 Chase Drive, Fishkill

Tuesdays 9:30-11am at J.V. Forrestal Elementary School, 125 Liberty Street, Beacon

Wednesdays 9:30-11am at The Garrison Union Free School, 1100 NY-9D, Garrison

Thursdays 9:30-11am at South Avenue Elementary School, 60 South Avenue, Beacon

Fridays 9:30-11am at Sargent Elementary School, 29 Education Drive, Beacon

Open garden times also run in Newburgh at Horizons on Hudson Elementary School, Temple Hill Academy, the Newburgh Boys and Girls Club and the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. Please visit for times and locations.

On Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:00pm Hudson Valley Seed hosts ‘Stories-n-Snacks’ in the shade of a beautiful tree beside the South Avenue school garden. All ages are invited to come hear a garden-related story book while snacking on fresh veggies from the garden. The South Avenue garden is located at 60 South Avenue, Beacon.

These programs run from June 27- August 19.


Earlier Event: October 13
Let's Eat!
Later Event: September 20
Let's Eat! SOLD OUT!