The Jeremiah Garden

Jeremiah 29:5
“… plant gardens and eat their produce.”

Jeremiah 17:7-8
“Blessed is the man who trust in the LORD and whose trust is the LORD. For he will be like a tree planted by the water, that extends its roots by a stream and will not fear when the heat comes; but its leaves will be green, and it will not be anxious in a year of drought nor cease to yield fruit.”

Our Horticulture program is perfect for the kids that love to garden or play in the dirt. We do both. The program was created in mind of our culture. We are blessed to live in the middle of the agriculture capitol of the world and we want our kids to have an opportunity to learn about it.

The square foot gardening technique allows kids to have their own 4×4 garden box. They get to learn that hard work pays off and you eventually get to enjoy the things you worked for; we want to teach skills that will equip them for the rest of their life.
We love growing God’s creation, learning how to care for it, and most of all, learning how it relates to scripture.

 

 

Kids can learn one or all of the following, but not limited to:

• Square foot gardening
• Plant a 4×4 garden box
• Companion planting
• Composting, soil, and plant fertilization
• Garden pests & diseases
• Beneficial garden friends; Birds, bees, butterflies, and worms
• Plant propagation
• Irrigation
• House plants
• Orchard trees & fruit vines
• Potting
• Using Herbs and edible flowers
• Flower growing (which Includes: floral arrangements, wreaths making, drying, etc.)
• Using garden crops: cooking, drying, preserving, canning, freezing, etc.
• Chickens & Ducks (joining us this spring!)

Horticulture Coordinator – Hailey Stambach

Growing up on a citrus ranch started my love for things that grow. As a kid I would spend weekends in the grove with my dad, picking up what I could about agriculture. I would spend countless hours during my summers in the garden with both of my grandmothers. I loved walking through the garden picking everything in sight that I could snack on~not to mention all the wildflowers that needed to be made into bouquets. My favorite thing to do is sit on a bench and watch all the life that is going on inside a jungly garden.