A Place to Learn & Grow
Activities in the Learning Garden
GROW WITH YOUR FAMILY
We welcome volunteers with families to come join us. Please reach out and let us answer your questions. Bring your own gloves and tools if you wish. There is always something new happening and so much to learn. New and wonderful experiences abound. Plant potatoes, snip herbs, propagate grapes, clean gourds for birdhouses. We are always up to something exciting.
COME TO AN EVENT
This year we were able to bring back classes in the garden and around town thanks to a wonderful grant, the Tacoma Library, and Tacoma Creates. Volunteers helped to make a felt board and craft the resources for the Pollinator Parade. It was so much fun for all the kids who joined us in the Gallucci Learning Garden. The Mottet Branch hosts Master Gardener Mary as she teaches the Pollinator Parade to a new crowd of eager learners. Check out our events page for what's going on next.
CHECK OUT SOME GARDEN STORIES
If you're a parent with curious kids, the garden is the perfect place to bring all their questions! In the meantime, here are some books we know you can find in the Tacoma library to learn about gardening, plants, and nature activities with your family. This list was curated to provide science-minded content.
Any time of year:
From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
How A Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan
Seeds Move! by Robin Page
Seed to Plant by Kristin Baird Rattini
From Caterpillar to Butterfly by Deborah Heiligman
Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
Who Likes The Rain by Etta Kaner
Plant, Cook, Eat! a Children's Cookbook by Joe Archer
Secrets of the Garden Food Chains and the Food Web in Our Backyard by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Secrets of the Seasons Orbiting the Sun in Our Backyard Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
Fall & Halloween: