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With the cancellation of schools in March 2020, due to the Covid Pandemic, our after school clubs, Exploring Ecosystems through Gardens and Art, in five schools were also put on hold. We realized that with school closures, and the focus on “learning” via computer, many children were missing healthy time outside, and the social/emotional support [read more]


Exploring Ecosystems through Gardens and Art

Exploring gardens and art connects children with the beauty and magic of the natural world. Art and gardens reinforce learning, engaging all the senses, and providing fulfilling hands-on projects. By using art to teach about nature and gardening we provide children experiences vital to their mental and emotional growth and well-being. In addition, art is an effective way to


Start a garden and grow your own food!

Watch the presentation below for an overview of the why’s and how to’s of starting a garden: Check out all the valuable resources below! At this time when we must act to reverse the climate crisis, and ensure our health, a garden is one of the most effective solutions. Download a vegetable planting guide for [read more]


Interview at Oak Creek School Garden

Interview with gardens for humanity president, Richard Sidy, on the Verde Valley Experience:


Native Plant Workshop Overview and Notes

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Sidy Residence Garden Tour

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Build Soil to Eliminate Weeds

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Gardening by Zones

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Pleasures of Perennials

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Color in the Winter Garden

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Spring 2018 – Interview at Oak Creek School Garden


Introduction to School Gardens Program

  The Earth Is Our Teacher ‘ We believe that the natural world — the marvelous interwoven communities of plants, animals and other creatures formed through the agencies of Fire, Water, Air and Earth —   is truly our first Teacher, our first Classroom and Curriculum. We believe that academic, social and moral lessons appropriate to every age [read more]


The Monsoon Garden

Gardens for Humanity president, Richard Sidy, checks harvest two months after planting okra and squash seeds at the onset of monsoon rains. After nursing young plants through the hot dry months of May and June, the onset of the monsoon season is a great relief for gardener and garden alike. Monsoon rains bring a burst [read more]


Video – Interview with Richard Sidy

Watch interview with Gardens for Humanity president, Richard Sidy, at the Cottonwood Head Start learning Garden below.   Start watching at 42:37 and conclude at 50:00. Start watching at 42:37 and conclude at 50:00.


Verde Thumbs Garden Club

Verde Thumbs Garden Club

Teaching and sharing sustainable techniques for growing vegetables, fruit and flowers. The Verde Thumbs Garden Club works to develop a community of fellow gardeners who have the knowledge to grow, harvest and preserve their own food using age old information and the latest, factual, organic and sustainable methods. Seeing these gardeners share their knowledge with [read more]


The Life of a Seed – Movement and Dance

Third grade students learn about the life of a seed – planting, germination growth, producing blossoms, leaves, flowers, fruit; and dispersing their seed before they die, only to live again. Martha Edwards, movement and dance teacher leads children through the life cycle while exploring their own “seed” – body awareness, feelings, expression – telling a


The New Year’s Garden

Choosing the New Year’s Garden by Richard Sidy, President, Gardens for Humanity — By Christmas all the seed catalogs have arrived. In the dark cold days of winter it is tantalizing to leaf through the pages and imagine all the beautiful vegetables and flowers pictured growing in your garden. The perfect, colorful, unblemished fruits of [read more]


Celebrating the Art in Earth-Teachers

Bookmark this page for future reference. Resources for Teachers and Teaching Artists 2017-18 Master Schedule What we Teach – Info-graphic Key Core Standards aligned with Art in Earth program Artists-Contacts ’16 Teacher’s Evaluation form Artist’s Evaluation form Download full size flyer Rack Card for program-front and back Invoices for Teaching Artists Nancy Robb Dunst Maleita [read more]


Aquaponics Gardening – Directions

Thank you for registering for the Aquaponics workshop, Saturday, June 6th! Here is the address and directions: 115 Stardust Lane Sedona, 86336 From 89A, go north on Harmony to the 4-way stop; take a left on Lyric, right on Windsong, quick left on Rainbow, and a right onto Stardust. We’re on the left and will [read more]


Past Workshops

September Workshops  “What to Plant in the Fall Garden” – Saturday, September 13 The talk was divided into What plants to plant, Strategies for protecting and nurturing fall-winter crops, and Container gardening. A lively Q/A session gave gardeners a chance to ask a range of questions such as pest control, soil building, and water harvesting [read more]


Help Grow Greening Harmony

Invest in our gardening community – Our community education, adult mentorship program and our “Greening Teen” internships Seed Sponsor (Up to $50)       Root Sponsor ($50-100)       Sprout Sponsor ($100-150)       Blossom Sponsor ($150-250)       Pollinator Sponsor ($250-500)       Gardens for Humanity is a 501 [read more]


Sedona Red Rock High School

Greening Seeds Teen and Community Program at Red Rock High The Garden at Red Rock High School serves as a learning garden for training teens in the art and science of gardening, sustainability, good nutrition, job skills and community service. Our goal is to develop a school teen internship program teaching sustainable gardening and employment skills, [read more]


CAMP BEAR WALLOW – The Art Camp For Kids

  CAMP BEAR WALLOW, “The Art Camp For Kids!” will open its doors in July at West Sedona School with fun art projects like balloon art, sculpted eye balls, insect paintings, bird houses, walking sticks origami, Lego sculptures, bubble art, fiber clay sculptures, paint brush making and more! DESCRIPTION: Now in its 23rd year, Camp [read more]