gallery Growing Green Youth

Photo Gallery of Wasatch Community Gardens’ Youth School Field Trip Program… 

Wasatch Community Gardens’ Growing Greens Field Trip program has been in full swing this fall.  These field trips are a great way for youth to experience a connection between the environment, community, and the food system as they take part in learning gardening skills and eating fresh produce that nourishes their bodies.

bonneville_growinggreens_gtg_sept2015_photoby_knielsen-03Ashley Patterson, WCG’s Executive Director, welcoming the students.


Students are encouraged to explore and examine plant, insect, and
animal life in the garden.


And taste fresh herbs…


And even taste leafy greens… (don’t worry, it doesn’t bite back!)


Youth become best friends with kale.


Because they get to play in our safe-drinking aquifer.


Through our Growing Greens Field Trip Program, youth learn plant science, nutrition, and gardening by touring the garden grounds, tasting fresh produce, and participating in
plant-based activities.


Thanks to Cynthia Norton’s 3rd Grade Class from Bonneville Elementary for
sharing these photos.


(All photos taken by Karly Nielsen)



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