Hello Parents!

We're really excited to launch a full year of our *FREE* Young Sprouts Kids Club workshops with our first workshop this weekend on Seeds.

Research shows that kids who garden are healthier and happier, they tend to eat a more diverse diet, they get exercise, and they develop an appreciation for living things. Kids who grow up into gardening adults will also help make the world a more beautiful and healthy place for all of us to live.

We'd love to see your kids, neices, nephews, and grandchildren at Young Sprouts. And if you don't have kids, see if you can borrow some from the neighbourhood - adults have fun at our Kids Club too! And even better, see if their best friends want to come along!

During the hour that your kids are in their workshop you can hang out with them or browse the nursery!

Happy Gardening,

Gary and the Phoenicians

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We have the new "TomTato" grafted tomato/potato plus lots of Mighty Matos, Mighty Veggies and Mighty Melons available for pre-sale now. It's a grafting revolution!

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YOUNG SPROUTS KIDS CLUB - Raise a gardener. Our kids club is designed to introduce kids to the fascinating world of plants and gardening through fun discussions and demonstrations, activities with plants, and arts and crafts. And all the workshops are FREE! The Young Sprouts Kids Club is designed for children ages 7-12 but keen younger children from 5-7 can attend with a parent or guardian. Please do not bring young children that cannot handle a full hour of activities.



YOUNG SPROUTS KIDS CLUB | Seeds! | Kate | Sun April 17, 10-11am | FREE* | Explore the magical miracles of seeds. We'll learn all about what a seed is, the anatomy of a seed, and how a seed germinates and grows into a plant that will in turn produce more seeds. There will be drawing, planting of seeds, and little pots to take home to watch your seeds grow. Don't miss out on the fun!



YOUNG SPROUTS KIDS CLUB | Soil! - Creepy Crawlies and All | Kate | Sun May 1, 10-11am | FREE* | Soil is integral to the lives of plants feeding them with the nutrients they need to grow. Soil is also alive with tons of worms, insects and microorganisms that makes soil a dynamic and exciting place for exploring. We'll discuss the role of soils in healthy gardens and then each child will make a soil mobile to take home.
YOUNG SPROUTS KIDS CLUB | Fun with Edible Plants | Kate | Sun May 15, 10-11am | FREE* | Kids who grow their own food have been shown in various studies to eat a wider variety of healthy foods, to be more active, and to lead healthier lives as adults. We know you want that for your children. Obviously then one of the best things you can do as a parent is get into a garden with them to grow edibles. In this workshop, Kate will introduce them to the exciting world of edible plants and teach them the basics of growing their own. Then they'll get to plant up a veggie to take home with them. You might want to listen in!
YOUNG SPROUTS KIDS CLUB | Wildlife in the Garden: Bees, Birds & Butterflies! | Kate | Sun May 29, 10-11am | FREE* | There's nothing more fun than experiencing nature in the garden, especially bees, birds and butterflies. We'll explore all the creatures than can make a home in the garden, how to encourage them with plants and habitat, and why they are important for the health of the garden. Then we'll get to make animal masks to take home.



Fall and Winter Workshops


YOUNG SPROUTS KIDS CLUB | Harvest Time! | Kate | Sun Sept 18, 10-11am | FREE* | Fall is a time of bountiful harvests when farmers and gardeners alike are bringing in their crops after the spring and summer growing season. Our Young Sprouts will explore this time of year, talk about where all these harvests came from, and how they are so important for our lives. Then they'll get to make their own veggie people!



YOUNG SPROUTS KIDS CLUB | Why do leaves change colour? and other questions about fall | Kate | Sun Oct 2, 10-11am | FREE* | Fall is a fun time of year when leaves turn colour and fall. But why? We'll explore the changes we see in the garden and what that means for the plants, animals, birds, and insects that make the garden their home. Then we'll make a fun craft with colourful leaves to take home! Bring some pretty leaves with you or we'll provide some.


YOUNG SPROUTS KIDS CLUB | The Magic of Bulbs | Kate | Sun Oct 16, 10-11am | FREE* | Inside the brown and white bulbs, corms and rhizomes available in fall are little plants with beautiful flowers ready to pop out in spring and give us a beautiful display. Why do some plants form these little structures and others not? Learn about the magic of bulbs then plant up your own pot of bulbs to take home for spring!


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Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.
One of the largest and most exciting selections of perennials in Canada.

3380 No. 6 Road (Between Bridgeport and Cambie)
Richmond, BC | 604-270-4133 | www.phoenixperennials.com

Opening Dates and Hours
February 26th to October 30th, 2016

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