Let's Get Social!

Ridge Hill Shopping Center to Offer New Children's Gardening Workshop

Ridge Hill Shopping Center to Offer New Children's Gardening Workshop

The six-week program is ideal for children ages 3-8.

The new children’s gardening workshop at Ridge Hill in Yonkers will take place in the community garden located on the South Lawn by Whole Foods. The program will take place on Thursdays from 10-11am from July 11-Aug. 15. Parents can pick and choose weeks without having to commit to all six weeks at once. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children.           

The workshops will be held in partnership with Kaleidoscope Garden Design and feature activities including hands-on gardening, mulching, weeding, planting, harvesting, and watering. There will also be a craft component where kids can make things such as paper pots filled with seeds that can be planted outside and salad dressings using herbs grown in the garden. In addition to crafting activities there will be an educational aspect of the program where kids can learn about bees, the environment, and other processes in nature.

“We launched it because we are conscious of the environment,” says Meghann Hongach, marketing director for Ridge Hill. “We wanted a way to sort of bring the community together in a way that can help promote healthy living and healthy eating.”

Each growing season features a number of fresh, seasonal vegetables, herbs, and flowers. This summer kids can help cultivate Zinnias, cosmos, sunflowers, eggplants, squash, beans, and peppers among other crops. All sizeable harvests will be donated to Feeding Westchester.

For more information visit the Ridge Hill website.

Image courtesy Ridge Hill Shopping Center.

More News Articles:

The Admissions Angle Offers Mentorship and College Application Services

The Admissions Angle prepares students for college admissions by advising on class selection, extracurriculars, competitions, standardized testing, an...

Latest News:

11 Ideas to Celebrate Dad on Father's Day This Year

Here are some gift ideas, activities, dinner ideas, and more for celebrating Father's Day this year, plus Father's Day activities for families in NYC,...

Family Activities:

Mommy & Me: Animal Kingdom (Morning)

Westmoreland Sanctuary Apr. 08, 2022 - Sep. 30, 2022

Come with your child every Friday to make a new animal friend!

Have a Laugh:

Best Memes of the Week for Parents

Here are the funniest parenting memes from Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit this week.
Anja Webb

Author: Anja Webb, a recent graduate of New York University, is an assistant editor at NYMetroParents. She can usually be found doing yoga, eating acai bowls, and playing excessive amounts of Xbox. See More

Featured Listings:

Sportime USA

Sportime USA

Elmsford, NY Sportime USA is the MOST PREMIER Indoor Amusement Center of Westchester. With over 150 Arcade Games, Lasertag, Rock Climbing Wall, 4 Dimensional Motio...

Westchester Children’s Museum

Westchester Children’s Museum

Rye, NY The Westchester Children’s Museum, overlooking the boardwalk and Long Island Sound in Rye, NY, is a light-filled, colorful learning space filled with ...

Music Conservatory of Westchester

Music Conservatory of Westchester

White Plains, NY Music Conservatory of Westchester was founded in 1929 by a group of musicians including legendary cellist Pablo Casals, with the guiding principle tha...