EDUCATION PROGRAM

Home Gardening Activity Kits

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 (best enjoyed full screen): 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 [read more]


Native Plant Workshop Overview and Notes

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Sidy Residence Garden Tour

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Celebrating the Art in Earth

Gardens for Humanity offers an art enrichment program we call “Celebrating the Art in Earth” to six schools in Sedona and the Verde Valley. This program provides much needed art and environmental education, which supports academic standards in a way that is engaging to students. Meet our 2019-20 Teaching Artists >> This program is central [read more]


Verde Thumbs Garden Club

Verde Thumbs Garden Club

Our Mission: Teaching and sharing sustainable techniques for growing vegetables and fruit. Our Vision: To develop a community of fellow gardeners who have the knowledge to grow, harvest and preserve their own food using both age old information and the latest, factual, organic and sustainable methods. Then to see 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


Community Education

The aim of our community education classes, events and volunteer opportunities is to come together as an extended “neighborhood” with expert teachers in our community to gain new knowledge and skills. Participants will acquire the knowledge and tools to live healthier and more sustainable lives and meet teachers and like-minded people in our community. Our [read more]


A Garden Curriculum

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 Life of a Tree

The Life of a Tree: An exploration through Stories, Music, Collages at Sedona and the Verde Valley Schools. Teacher: Nancy Robb Dunst. Music by Joe Wise. A class in the Gardens for Humanity Program “Celebrating the Art in Earth.”


The Color Wheel and the Colors We Eat

Learning about vegetables and fruits through observation and art. A program sponsored by Gardens for Humanity and taught by Sedona area artists to increase students’s awareness of the foods they eat. The Color Wheel Class, taught by Sedona Artist Sharron Porter, is one of the classes in the Program, “Celebrating the Art in Earth.”


Making a Garden

“Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events of their lives.” ~ Adele Seronde How do we go about making a garden? Gardens come in many shapes and forms depending on site and climate, which determine what kind of earth there is for planting and how much water [read more]


Sun Catchers

Lessons in observing the parts of Flowers by making Sun Catchers in Sedona and the Verde Valley schools. Teacher: Maleita Wise. A class in the Gardens for Humanity Program “Celebrating the Art in Earth.”