Welcome to our Garden Butterflies program! Our classes are designed to inspire a love for nature and to help children develop skills such as creativity, empathy, and problem-solving. Classes celebrate nature and include Music, Art, Reading, and Play. They are held in the Ogden Community Garden and are suitable for children aged 18 months to 8 years old. Registration starts on the 1st of each month, and classes are every Monday at 8am. During each 30-45 minute class, parents are required to stay with their child/children. We hope to see you in the garden soon! Also, ask me about ESA reimbursement!
Notes From The Garden:
Short Blog posts highlighting the classes. Click the images below to read the post.
Our classes are priced on a pay-what-you-can basis, allowing you to pay it forward if you choose. Donations are welcome but not required (most parents pay 5-15$). Reserve with registration online on the 1st of the month when classes are made available (and no later than the day prior to the event).
The half-acre Allen J. Ogden Community Garden in Sahuarita. The land was donated in 1986. The gem draws local gardeners who like to plant and harvest plants like tomatoes, squash, watermelons, carrots, and chili peppers. The garden has 3 resident chickens.
Garden Butterflies classes are eligible for reimbursement through the ESA program. We are also working on becoming a vendor in Cash Wallet, and expect to be available in the app in the coming weeks. This will make it even easier for parents to sign up and pay for classes through the ESA program.
Photos From Previous Classes:
Tara Menendez holds a B.A. in French from the University of North Texas and she has more than 15 years of teaching experience. Tara has lived in southern France and French-speaking Africa, where she volunteered with the Peace Corps for 2 years. She has written 2 books which you can find at tarasbooks.com.
Register for a class below:
Use the form below to register for Ogden Butterfly classes. All fields marked with an * are required.
Tara Sky was born in Texas to a father who taught her responsibility and hard work and to a mother who taught her to dream. She fell in love with reading at 3 years old, and since she learned to write she hasn’t stopped letter writing with her grandma.