Kids Cook Summer Events
Loring Schoolyard Garden


Adopt Loring School and Community Garden

School and Community families are needed to “Adopt the Garden” for 1 week this summer, beginning on Sunday June 10th and ending on Sunday September 30th. 16 weeks, 16 families! We are also looking for 4 families to become Garden Ambassadors. As a garden ambassador, your family will walk through the garden on Weekends throughout June, July, August or September. You will be responsible to greet people, to check up on the garden making sure that Produce is Harvested, Weeds are maintained and Even Trash is picked up throughout the Schoolyard Garden.

Choose a week to water, weed and help maintain Loring Schoolyard Garden. Your family will enjoy harvesting “The Pick of the Week” and it’s fun to invite friends or even a new family at school or your block to help. Inviting a new family to garden with you introduces them to the program and helps to sustain Loring Schoolyard Garden for Kids Cook Classroom activities throughout the year. Each week there are different gardening projects that need to be done, and a different “Part of the Plant” to pick, take home to eat! Your family will receive an email from Robin at Kids Cook Classroom with “Projects and Picks of the week”.

Potluck Picnics and Workshops

This year as a part of the Seeds of Change Grant, we will have an Herbalist, Urban Farmer and a Entomologist leading Workshops at our Sunday Potluck Picnics. At the Herbalist Workshop, families will learn about foraging Edible Weeds, the medicinal properties of plants and make Herbal Salves. The Urban Farmer Workshop will acquaint families to the importance of planting Pollinator Plants in Orchards, Gardens and Yards. Bugs, Insects and Spiders will be found and introduced to you at our third workshop.

Mark your calendars and attend these workshops. Invite your friends and neighbors for a Sunday evening of gardening activities and a community Potluck Picnic. Workshops begin at 5:00 and will be taught again at 7:00 after the Potluck Picnic.

Sunday Potluck Picnics/Workshops  - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

  • 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Workshops
  • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Pot Luck Picnic
  • 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Gardening & Watering
  • Sunday, June 10th - Edible and Medicinal Plants/ Herbal First Aid/ Herbalist
  • Sunday. June 24th - Pollinator Plants/ Urban Farmer
  • Sunday, August 5th - Bugs/Insects/ Entomologist

Sunday Garden Day and Workshops  - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

  • Sunday, July 1st  - Cherry Picking and Cherry Pitting Contest - Cherries for your 4th of July 
  • Sunday, July 29th - Make and Take Herb Containers - Bring your own Pot

For the Potluck Picnics, Robin and Starla Krause will be preparing 2 Pick of the Week recipes with produce from the garden and Kids Cook Classroom favorites. We’ll provide the plates and beverage, your family needs to bring a healthy recipe to share.

                Let Ms. Robin or Ms. Starla know which week/weeks your family will adopt the garden the Loring School and Community Garden this summer! 

                                                                        Robin Krause 

                                                                        Starla Krause 

Hope to see you this summer in the garden!