Boise Urban Garden School

Boise Urban Garden School

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I think that this page does wonders for its local community. Having children engage and learn about gardening from such a young age will leave them with an immense appreciation for our environment for the rest of their lives. I recently learned about a new benefit of gardening from the documentary “Kiss the Ground” on Netflix. This film explains how regenerative agriculture can provide a solution to climate change. These growing methods call for gardeners to let their soil become healthy and alive; in turn, this healthy soil is able to sequester a significant amount of carbon from the environment. I found this to be amazing, as nature truly is incredible and has a natural solution to most problems. The film features activists, farmers, and scientists that embrace regenerative agriculture as a solution, such as Allan Savory and Woody Harrelson. I included the trailer in the post; let me know what you think about the movie below.
Are you guys going to be able to reschedule your plant sale?
Hi Boise Urban Garden School team, this is Michael Forman and I am an urban farmer from NYC who moved to Boise in Jan. 2018 and has been working with homeowners to help them create the gardens of their dreams. I wrote a great article about why first-time gardeners should focus on starting small and building healthy soil. I would love to post this article on your page and also have a conversation with you about leading classes for first-time gardeners in partnership with you.

What is the best way for us to begin a discussion about both posting my article and teaching classes for first-time gardeners?
I think ya'll will enjoy this:

Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) grows healthy communities and inquiring minds. We are a specialized, inquiry-based education organization that utilizes an organic garden setting as the foundation for our unique learning environment.

The Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) is a specialized, inquiry-based education organization that utilizes an organic garden setting as the foundation for our unique learning environment. Each year we serve approximately 4,000 youth through our multiple education programs and since our founding, we have provided students with knowledge through “real life” experiences. We know that a student with th

Operating as usual

Photos from Boise Urban Garden School's post 07/06/2021

Rain or shine, working with kids in the garden is always fine! Job postings for environmental educators now up at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/boiseid

Store 1 — Boise Urban Garden School 06/30/2021

Store 1 — Boise Urban Garden School

This year, our Harvest Dinner Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, August 28th. Much like last year, we are getting creative with how we do this event in a safe way while still honoring the mission of our organization. At the event food grown by students in our garden is transformed into delightful apps in the garden for our guests. We are excited to see all of BUGS friends and supporters for this year’s festivities! As always, a custom cocktail, beer and wine will be available. This year we are encouraging you to spend time socializing in the garden or on the lawn with drinks, games, a silent auction and friends.

https://www.boiseurbangardenschool.org/harvest-dinner-tickets-2021

Store 1 — Boise Urban Garden School Harvest Dinner Tickets 2021 All Adult Harvest Social Ticket 35.00 Child Harvest Social Ticket + Backpack! 20.00 BUGS Honey! 10.00 BUGS Famous Carrot Cake Cupcakes! 16.00

Photos from Boise Urban Garden School's post 06/26/2021

Happening now! Pollinator garden tours and community open house. We’re here until 1 pm today. 😊

Photos from Boise Urban Garden School's post 06/23/2021

We are so grateful for all of our volunteers! Interested in becoming a volunteer at BUGS? Join our orientation this Saturday the 26th at 10am.

06/14/2021

Live, today at BUGS: One of our hives decided to swarm. Good luck to the queen and her followers as they find a new home!

Photos from Boise Urban Garden School's post 06/11/2021

Rain or shine, we’ll be in the garden having a grand ole time!

Photos from Boise Urban Garden School's post 06/04/2021

We just finished up an amazing first week of summer camps! There is nothing better than spending time in the garden with so many smiling faces.

Photos from Boise Urban Garden School's post 06/02/2021

We are so excited about everything that is growing in the garden, and we sure can’t wait to start harvesting. What plants are coming up in your garden this week?

05/11/2021

We've still got spots available in our new Outdoor Preschool Program starting in August! This unique program will immerse your child (age 3.5-5) in the garden at Boise Urban Garden School. Preschoolers will explore the surrounding ecosystem, learn through a STEM based curriculum and develop cognitive, motor and emotional skills. The cost for this half-day program is $240 per month. Details and a link to register are included in the "What's New" section on this web page: https://www.cityofboise.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/activity-registration/summer-2021-boise-parks-and-recreation-activities-camps-and-classes/

Have questions? Call us at (208) 972-8630 for assistance.

We've still got spots available in our new Outdoor Preschool Program starting in August! This unique program will immerse your child (age 3.5-5) in the garden at Boise Urban Garden School. Preschoolers will explore the surrounding ecosystem, learn through a STEM based curriculum and develop cognitive, motor and emotional skills. The cost for this half-day program is $240 per month. Details and a link to register are included in the "What's New" section on this web page: https://www.cityofboise.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/activity-registration/summer-2021-boise-parks-and-recreation-activities-camps-and-classes/

Have questions? Call us at (208) 972-8630 for assistance.

04/30/2021

Our preschoolers shouting in honor of #IdahoGives! We’d love your support as well. 🥕

https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/boise-urban-garden-school

04/29/2021

Today is the day! Idaho Gives is here and is your opportunity to help BUGS impact the lives of thousands of kids this year. We are specifically raising money for our new preschool garden that will give young children access to valuable information about food and farming they wouldn't receive anywhere else. Please help make your impact today! WE NEED YOU!
https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/boise-urban-garden-school

Today is the day! Idaho Gives is here and is your opportunity to help BUGS impact the lives of thousands of kids this year. We are specifically raising money for our new preschool garden that will give young children access to valuable information about food and farming they wouldn't receive anywhere else. Please help make your impact today! WE NEED YOU!
https://www.idahogives.org/organizations/boise-urban-garden-school

04/20/2021

Have you heard? Boise Parks and Recreation's popular Outdoor Preschool Program is expanding to the BUGS barn and garden in West Boise this fall! Immerse your pre-K student (ages 3.5-5) in the outdoors starting August 31. Morning sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Only $240 per child for a month of Outdoor Preschool.

Register online now and secure your child's spot: https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/idboisewt.wsc/search.html?Action=Start&SubAction=&type=BUGS&subtype=&category=&grade=&keyword=&keywordoption=Match+One&instructor=&daysofweek=&dayoption=All&timeblock=&primarycode=424013&gender=&spotsavailable=&bydayonly=No&beginyear=&season=&display=Detail&module=AR&multiselectlist_value=&arwebsearch_buttonsearch=yes

Have you heard? Boise Parks and Recreation's popular Outdoor Preschool Program is expanding to the BUGS barn and garden in West Boise this fall! Immerse your pre-K student (ages 3.5-5) in the outdoors starting August 31. Morning sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Only $240 per child for a month of Outdoor Preschool.

Register online now and secure your child's spot: https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/idboisewt.wsc/search.html?Action=Start&SubAction=&type=BUGS&subtype=&category=&grade=&keyword=&keywordoption=Match+One&instructor=&daysofweek=&dayoption=All&timeblock=&primarycode=424013&gender=&spotsavailable=&bydayonly=No&beginyear=&season=&display=Detail&module=AR&multiselectlist_value=&arwebsearch_buttonsearch=yes

04/19/2021

We can't wait to see you in the garden this summer! Registration now open for all our programs. See info and link below.

Registration is open now for Boise residents to sign up for summer classes, camps and activities. Visit our website to see what's new including sailing camp, roller derby (!) and our always popular art, theater, dance and outdoor education opportunities: https://www.cityofboise.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/activity-registration/summer-2021-boise-parks-and-recreation-activities-camps-and-classes/

Direct link to register: https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/idboisewt.wsc/splash.html

Registration for families who live outside city limits starts Wednesday, April 21!

04/15/2021

Love being outdoors and working with kids? We're looking for an Environmental Educator to join our team this summer! Details at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/boiseid/jobs/3049387/environmental-education-instructor

03/31/2021

There’s still time to apply to be our newest culinary instructor! Bring fresh ideas and use fresh ingredients from our garden in your lessons 🥕 🥬 🍅

Please share!

We're looking for a talented culinary instructor to join our Boise Urban Garden School team. This part-time position will lead cooking classes for a variety of ages at our BUGS barn and garden. Help inspire a love of cooking in the next generation! The job is open to anyone age 18 or older with at least one year of culinary experience. Learn more and apply today: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/boiseid/jobs/3013908/bugs-culinary-instructor?page=1&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

03/23/2021

On #agday21, we thank our new farmer, Laura, for helping bring food to the BUGS table!

On #agday21, we thank our new farmer, Laura, for helping bring food to the BUGS table!

03/22/2021

Zucchini “pizza” bites at our Sprouts camp today

03/19/2021

Come join our Culinary team and help teach garden-fresh cooking and nutrition! A Culinary Instructor position opens today at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/boiseid.

Come join our Culinary team and help teach garden-fresh cooking and nutrition! A Culinary Instructor position opens today at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/boiseid.

03/10/2021

Our BUGS team hopping in on the #loveboisechallenge!

Our BUGS team hopping in on the #loveboisechallenge!

03/09/2021

March showers bring ... flowers in March? Spring is coming!

March showers bring ... flowers in March? Spring is coming!

03/05/2021

“Spray it on the seeds that are dry” = gardening advice to live by from our preschoolers

03/02/2021

We’re back in the garden and on the hunt for a gopher!

02/26/2021

You've still got time to enroll in our Outdoor Field Study after school program. Sessions start next week for ages Pre-K (starting at 5-years-old), 6 to 8 and 9 to 12-years-old. Immerse your child in outdoor education for an hour and a half after school! More details and links to register: https://bee.cityofboise.org/learn/beespring2021/

You've still got time to enroll in our Outdoor Field Study after school program. Sessions start next week for ages Pre-K (starting at 5-years-old), 6 to 8 and 9 to 12-years-old. Immerse your child in outdoor education for an hour and a half after school! More details and links to register: https://bee.cityofboise.org/learn/beespring2021/

02/24/2021

We still have room in afternoon Field Study classes in March! Be sure to sign up by the first class next week to get the full set of sessions for the month. Register at https://www.cityofboise.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/activity-registration/

We still have room in afternoon Field Study classes in March! Be sure to sign up by the first class next week to get the full set of sessions for the month. Register at https://www.cityofboise.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/activity-registration/

Winter/Spring 2021 Programming | Boise Environment Education 02/23/2021

Winter/Spring 2021 Programming | Boise Environment Education

Winter/Spring 2021 Programming | Boise Environment Education Teams at the Foothills Learning Center and Boise Urban Garden School plan to host a variety of programs during the winter and spring of 2021 with health and safety protocols in place. All classes and activities will be held outdoors whenever possible with attention to physical distancing and limited...

02/22/2021

These kits are going quick! Check out the attached post to reserve yours.

Vegetable seed starting kits are now available for registration at all Library locations! 🌱

Visit our calendar to reserve your kit, with pickup starting on March 8th: https://www.boisepubliclibrary.org/programs-services/calendar/. Kit supplies are limited, but there will be a gardening tutorial video series on our YouTube channel available for everyone.

Thanks to D & B Supply and the Boise Urban Garden School (BUGS) for your partnership on this program!

02/17/2021

Did you know we offer a Friday afternoon preschool program for kids ages 3.5 to 5-years-old? This affordable drop-off class is starting up again in March and every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. our little gardners learn about the outdoors, participate in hands-on activities and more! Information on upcoming sessions and the link to register is included on our website under BUGS offerings: https://bee.cityofboise.org/learn/beespring2021/

Did you know we offer a Friday afternoon preschool program for kids ages 3.5 to 5-years-old? This affordable drop-off class is starting up again in March and every Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. our little gardners learn about the outdoors, participate in hands-on activities and more! Information on upcoming sessions and the link to register is included on our website under BUGS offerings: https://bee.cityofboise.org/learn/beespring2021/

Winter/Spring 2021 Programming | Boise Environment Education 02/16/2021

Winter/Spring 2021 Programming | Boise Environment Education

Join us at Boise Urban Garden School for fun, outdoor environmental learning! Registration for our upcoming activities opened today and includes Outdoor Field Study for students to continue learning after the school day ends, and the return of our popular Friday afternoon preschool program (Little Gardners can join us from 1 to 4 p.m.). Both opportunities will start in March and continue to be offered through spring. You'll find activity information and links to register on our website: https://bee.cityofboise.org/learn/beespring2021/

Winter/Spring 2021 Programming | Boise Environment Education Teams at the Foothills Learning Center and Boise Urban Garden School plan to host a variety of programs during the winter and spring of 2021 with health and safety protocols in place. All classes and activities will be held outdoors whenever possible with attention to physical distancing and limited...

Boise Urban Garden School updated their phone number. 02/05/2021

Boise Urban Garden School updated their phone number.

Boise Urban Garden School updated their phone number.

01/26/2021

Have you heard? The City of Boise is expanding some in-person services during the month of February. We are planning out our upcoming programming and will update you as soon as we have more information to provide. As always, the safety of our participants and our staff members will be top of mind. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you soon!

The City of Boise is expanding in-person service offerings over the coming weeks, beginning on February 1. All visitors to city facilities must wear a face covering that properly covers their mouth and nose and maintain physical distancing as appropriate. Virtual services are still available and residents are strongly encouraged to use them when possible. For more information on individual locations and services, visit cityofboise.org/covid-19.

01/25/2021

We're looking for a new Urban Agriculture Specialist to join our team! See https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/boiseid for the details and to apply.

We're looking for a new Urban Agriculture Specialist to join our team! See https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/boiseid for the details and to apply.

01/20/2021

BUGS is looking for an AmeriCorps service member to join our ranks this spring and summer! Come grow with us!

Application details posted at https://www.indeed.com/job/americorps-environmental-education-instructor-and-restoration-field-tech-b476d721da094a95

BUGS is looking for an AmeriCorps service member to join our ranks this spring and summer! Come grow with us!

Application details posted at https://www.indeed.com/job/americorps-environmental-education-instructor-and-restoration-field-tech-b476d721da094a95

12/01/2020

Your donation for GIVING TUESDAY will give these little ones a safe outdoor classroom in our new greenhouses - coming in 2021! Please help us make this new space a reality https://www.boiseurbangardenschool.org/donate

boiseurbangardenschool.org 12/01/2020

Donate — BUGS

Tomorrow is GIVING TUESDAY! We hope you will consider donating to BUGS to help raise money to finalize our greenhouse construction. It will give us safe outdoor classroom space. Please donate here https://www.boiseurbangardenschool.org/donate

boiseurbangardenschool.org With your support, BUGS students will have access to healthier food choices, science based education, and the knowledge to teach their friends, families and communities the importance of a sustainable local food system.

11/26/2020

Gratitude to our community! You are the sunshine we thrive on. 🌞

Environmental Education at BUGS

Boise Urban Garden School, located at 2995 N. Five Mile Road in Boise, is a place for children of all ages to study gardening, cooking and the environment. We utilize an organic garden as the foundation for experiential based learning opportunities.

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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Granola Bars by BUGS Culinary Instructor, Pohley Richey
End of Season Update
Water cycle shaving cream experiment at Preschool Garden Camp. Lots of fun!
Acting out food chains in a game of predator-prey tag at Sprouts camp! Learn more about our programming on our website: ...
July 2020 Garden Tour
Making hummus in the great outdoors with our Sprouts campers this week

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