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  • Sing, move and dance

  • Explore the treasures of Ogden Garden
  • Engage all of our senses
  • Learn ways to love our planet
  • Create nature art
  • Play

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 Science. They are held in the Ogden Community Garden and are suitable for children aged 18 months to 8 years old. We offer flexibility by allowing parents to sign up for classes monthly rather than committing to a season series. During each 1-hour 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.

Frequently Asked Questions:

$12 per student per class, and $6 for each additional child. Reserve with registration online and payment no later than the day prior to the event, whenever possible please!

5 students minimum. Our classes average 10 children per class, and no more than 12.

Drinking water, hats, and clothes that can get messy!

Sahuarita, Arizona in the Ogden Garden.

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
Tara MenendezEducator/Author/Musician
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.

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