Children's Vegetable Garden Spring 2019

Set at the park’s Historic Homestead, the PHP Children’s Vegetable Garden is a place for children 7 to 14 years old to get their hands dirty as they learn every aspect of gardening, from planting to harvesting.

With the help of volunteers from the Bexar County Master Gardeners, children begin the morning each Tuesday with a hands-on activity in the garden, followed by a related lesson. Children have fun gardening while learning about team work, agricultural commodities, nutrition, and how to be good stewards of the land.

The PHP Children’s Vegetable Garden is a cooperative project of San Antonio Parks and Recreation, Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners.

Siblings under 7 years old are not allowed inside the garden.

Registration begins Monday, January 14, 2019

  • Parent-Guardian Orientation Tues., Feb. 26, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
  • Volunteer Orientation Tues., Feb. 26, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Program Begins Tues., Mar. 5, 9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Classes meet every Tuesday from March 5  - June 11
  • Cost is $75 per plot with up to three children in a family sharing a plot
  • Contact Susan Campbell for more information
NOTE: You may register UP TO THREE children per plot.

Event Details

Starts Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 9:00 am
Ends Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 11:30 am
Registration Start Date Monday, Jan 14, 2019 9:00 am
Available 4
Individual Price $75/plot (up to 3 children per plot)
Location Voelcker Homestead (PHP East)

Location Map

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