Recycling food scraps is one of the easiest and most impactful ways you can contribute to the health of our planet.
Conservatory Kids: Busy Bees
This fall we will debut "Conservatory Kids: Busy Bees" a six-week science-focused program for children ages 3-6 and an accompanying adult. Busy Bees is designed to teach young children about biology and ecology through a combination of hands-on activities, stories, and songs.
Beginning Beekeeping Class
Spend the morning with us learning the basics of beekeeping: equipment, hive design and construction, bee biology and behavior, bee management and bee products. This comprehensive class is a pre-requisite for becoming a GPCA volunteer beekeeper.
Build Your Own Beehive
The world of beekeeping can seem overwhelming and expensive. Our new "Build your own beehive" class will give you the skills to build and stock your own beehive. The class is designed for the budding hobbyist beekeeper. In a comprehensive 3-hour class, students will build their own Langstroth hive (a $250 value).
Spend the day with us exploring different methods of composting that can happen right here in the city: hot composting in your backyard or schoolyard, passive composting on your patio or balcony, and vermicomposting (worm composting) right in your kitchen! We'll go over the importance and role of various decomposers in composting and how you can manage their compost ecosystem to encourage healthy, nutrient-rich compost for your plants. This interactive class includes hands-on demonstrations and an in-depth look at various compost systems currently in use on our grounds.