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Stories in the Garden at The Environmental Center

January 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy a story time and explore the wonders of gardening!

This is an in-person program. Registration is required. This event is suggested for children ages Kindergarten and younger, and all children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Children and families are invited to explore the Kansas Avenue Learning Garden at The Environmental Center. The event will begin with a nature-based story time, provided by Deschutes Public Library, followed by a chance for caregivers and little ones to get their hands dirty with Denise Rowcroft. We will be hosting our story time inside if the weather deems it necessary, and we will also be creating seed balls. We do hope to do some outdoor exploring after story time, regardless of conditions, so please bring appropriate layers.

Denise Rowcroft joined The Environmental Center in 2006 and is responsible for the Kansas Avenue Learning Garden and the Garden for Every School program. The Garden for Every School program exists to connect youth to nature through food. This program includes food-based education in classrooms, cafeterias, school gardens and field trips. It also supports youth organizations, schools and districts with annual garden grants and on-going technical assistance.

The Environmental Center’s mission is to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon. The organization’s programs and advocacy efforts focus on building community connections, educating students, revolutionizing energy, and rethinking waste.


January 19
10:30 am - 11:30 am


Deschutes Public Library
(541) 312-1020
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The Enviromental Center
16 NW Kansas St
Bend, 97701
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