Visit the Seed Barn for early spring sprouting
We love to see growth at the garden, and every day is different - especially now. The growth doesn't stop at the Garden, we carry experiences and sparked interests with us home and into the world. In keeping with this: FREE SEEDS for home!
With the help of Playful Nature Explorers, the seeds in our Seed Barn are being replenished regularly. So, stop by the Seed Barn in the Kitchen Garden and start growing! Just add dirt, water, and time - you'll have your own little oasis of deliciousness.
Remember, the last frost date is May 15th, so keep your early started plants safe and warm 'til around then. Afterwards (June 1st for warm soil loving plants) direct sow to your heart's content.
Playful Nature Explorers open house in May
Several children in autumn gear play in honaz at ICG
Wondering what preschool in the Garden is like?  Curious if it might be the perfect fit for your child? 

Join educators Kelsey and Jason at the Garden for a Playful Nature Open House. Learn more about the program, ask any questions you might have, and, of course, play.

Friday May 7, 9:30-11:00am
Friday May 21, 1:30-3:00pm  
Drop in, wear your mask, no need to register! 

Playful Nature Explorers welcomes preschoolers ages 2.5-6, Monday-Thursday mornings. Based at Ithaca Children’s Garden, Playful Nature offers a play-based, emergent curriculum on 3 acres of garden spaces designed specifically to spark children’s adventure and imagination. Take a look at what the Playful Nature experience is all about. 

If you have any questions, please drop us a line at
gaia circle spring
Several Gaia Circle participants plant seeds in a garden bed at ICG
Spring Gaia Circle is bigger and better than ever! Our group has been busy planting, building, exploring and having fun around the garden and beyond. We are so grateful to our partners at the Advocacy Center and Rural Youth Services, and the generous support from the City Federation of Women’s Organizations, Women Building Community for making this amazing program possible.
We appreciate you
Two small children play in the HONAZ tube and large tires.
We reached and surpassed our $10k goal, raising $11,654 from more than 150 donors and unlocked a matching gift, for a total of $23,308 to support ICG's increased scholarship need this year. A huge thanks to VIC Radio for their 50 Hour Marathon, which benefitted ICG, and to each and every one of you who stepped up and gave generously.

Equitable access to nature play is not possible without you.
Your financial support makes it happen
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