Our Programs
Seasonal Programs

Giving Gardens of Indiana offers many programs throughout the year for Pre-K through High School students, as well as family and adult programs. Check with us to see what is happening this season and register here for our programs. 

Giving Gardens of Indiana

479 S. Towerview Dr.

Columbia City, IN 46725

 Morsches Park

1045 E. State Rd. 205

Columbia City, IN 46725

 
 

 

 
 
 
Gather at the Garden- Free Family Event
 
Wednesdays, March 2023
 
Spring Equinox
 
Location: Giving Gardens of Indiana
 
479 S. Towerview Dr. 
Columbia City, IN 46725
 
Let’s Share a Meal!!
Pie Iron Pizza
 
Please bring your own “crust” or bread for your pizzas and a topping to share. Please have it cut up and in its own container with a serving utensil.
 
We will supply:
Pizza Sauce
Several Toppings
Cooking Spray
Hot Tea/Hot Chocolate
 
This event will become a seasonal event where we can come together as a community to make connection and get to know each other. 
 
 
Each event will be for dinner. Each individual or family should bring either their own meal for themselves or family (especially if you have food allergies)  or contribute a dish to share with the community who is gathered. 
If it rains or weather is poor we will cancel until next season change.
 
Please bring:
 
-Blanket/camp chairs 
-Own beverages
-Own meal(if not sharing) or a Dish to share
-Own serving ware (plates, bowls, eating utensils, napkins) Helps cut down waste!!
-Openminded-ness and kind spirit and ready for fun!!
 
Community Guidelines:
 
-Respect for each other and the garden and property (we have the right to ask you to leave if this isn’t followed.)
-Please watch after your children (not responsible for injury or accidents)
-Pick up after yourselves
-No picking from garden without permission
-No smoking /drugs/weapons on property or belligerent behavior
-Have fun and make new friendships!
 
We will provide:
 
-Family fun, with play space and kid friendly activity. 
-Fire pits and Firewood
-Tables for the food
-Port a potty to restrooms
-A safe space for community connection
 
We hope you can join us every month for an evening of good ole’ fashion community fun!
 
If you have question please contact us:
givinggardensin@gmail.com
 
givinggardensofindiana.com
 

Annual Plant Giveaway-2022

Saturday May 28th, 2022
10am-12pm
 
Every year Giving Gardens of Indiana gives out free garden plants to the community. Our only request is that if you take the free plants, please share some of your harvest with others or someone in need.
This year’s plant giveaway will be a bit different from past years.
This year we will be giving away 100- 6 packs of plants to the first 100 people to register. That is 600 plants given away!!!!!
 
In order to get your free 6 pack of organic garden plants, you must register ahead of time. We will put your name on the list and you can pick them up anytime between 10am-12pm at our Urban Farm.
 
What else will be happening at the event?:
-We will have fun items up for raffle
-A Kids activity
-Free garden items to share
-Limited plants for sale
-Fundraising 
-Tour the garden
-And Community Fellowship
 
 

Happy Planting!! 

 

 

 

 

 


 

First Fridays,

Downtown Columbia City

Join us for community fun every First Friday of the month, downtown on the courthouse square. Giving Gardens of Indiana will be serving HEALTHY Snow Cones. 

Made from REAL Fruit, NO DYES and Natural Sweetener (honey & maple syrup)

Date:

First Friday, May-October 2022

Time: 6pm-9pm

Location:

Courthouse Square

Columbia City, IN 46725

Our philosophy

Small town. BIG fun.

We may be a little farming community, but we have a lot to offer!

This town is where we live.
This town is where we grow.
This town is where we raise our families. 

We think Columbia City is pretty great, but we are a little partial.
First Fridays gives us an opportunity to come together and let our little town shine.

https://first-fridays-in-downtown-columbia-city.webnode.page/

 

 

Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT!

Dates:  Saturday, July 23rd, 2022

6-8pm

Location: Giving Gardens of Indiana

479 S. Towerview Dr.

Columbia City, IN

Who Screams, You Scream, we all Scream for ICE CREAM!!!!
 
It’s time for our 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social Fundraiser!

This year we are opening up the event as a FREE to attend event!

We will have free games, bounce house, fun and community gathering!

Moo-Over will be selling their delicious #vegan#glutenfree ice creme at the event. A portion of their sales will be donated to Giving Gardens of Indiana to help support our organization and programs!

We will have a silent auction for student created art and more!

So spread the word! We hope you will join us!

Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket if you wish.
 
Port a John available.

Parking limited at garden but overflow parking across the street at Accu-Tool.

https://moo-over.com/
 
If you can’t make it to the event and would still like to support our organization you can make a donation at:
https://www.mightycause.com/org…/Giving-Gardens-Of-Indiana
 
 
Bounce house and mascot will be provided by Fort Wayne Mad Ants Basketball team
 
 
 
 
 Kids Garden Club
Wednesdays
July 2022 Dates: 6,13,20,27
10-11am
 
Cost:$60 per child
K-5th Grade
 
 
Location:
Giving Gardens of Indiana
479 S. Towerview Dr.
Columbia City, IN 46725
 
Are your kids curious about gardening???
 
Join us for Kids Garden Club starting in July!!
We will learn and grow from seed to harvest!
We will have fun activities and snack-tivities to learn some basics around gardening.
 
 
Please have your child dressed for the weather, and clothing that can get dirty and wet.
 
Please provide sunscreen, sunhat, water and towel.
 
If you have any questions, please email us at: givinggardensin@gmail.com
 
 
 
Gather at the Garden- Free Family Event
Wednesdays, June 22,2022
6pm-8pm
 
Summer Solstice!
 
Location: Giving Gardens of Indiana
 
Let’s Share a Meal!!
 
This event will become a monthly event where we can come together as a community to make connection and get to know each other. 
 
 
Each event will be for dinner. Each individual or family should bring either their own meal for themselves or family (especially if you have food allergies)  or contribute a dish to share with the community who is gathered. 
If it rains or weather is poor we will cancel until next season.
 
Please bring:
 
-Blanket/camp chairs 
-Own beverages
-Own meal(if not sharing) or a Dish to share
-Own serving ware (plates, bowls, eating utensils, napkins) Helps cut down waste!!
-Openminded-ness and kind spirit and ready for fun!!
 
Community Guidelines:
 
-Respect for each other and the garden and property (we have the right to ask you to leave if this isn’t followed.)
-Please watch after your children (not responsible for injury or accidents)
-Pick up after yourselves
-No picking from garden without permission
-No smoking /drugs/weapons on property or belligerent behavior
-Have fun and make new friendships!
 
We will provide:
 
-Family fun, with games, play space and kid friendly activity. 
-Tables for the food
-Fire Pits and Firewood
-Port a potty to restrooms
-A safe space for community connection
 
We hope you can join us every season for an evening of good ole’ fashion community fun!
 
If you have question please contact us:
givinggardensin@gmail.com
 
 
 
 

Knife & Tool Safety Skills Workshop

Presented by: Kyle Egolf

Instagram: kyle.goes.wild

Cost: $20 per individual or $50 per family

(ages 8+)

Register here

(must register & pay ahead of time)
 
When: Saturday, March 19th 2-4pm
 
Where: Giving Gardens of Indiana
479 S. Towerview Dr.
Columbia City, IN 46725
 
Join Survival Skills Practitioner, Kyle Egolf and Giving Gardens of Indiana for a fun family experience!
 
In this workshop families will be taught proper knife and tool safety. From techniques that will keep yourself and others safe to proper use of tools such as knives (folding or fixed), axes, and saws. Also families will be taught how to safely practice knife skills anytime by training with what are called “Try Sticks”. A training system where you carve different notches in a single stick.
 
This workshop would be great for Parents and older Children with more dexterity and can follow directions well.
 
In the workshop we will be using tools with sharp edges and cutting surfaces.
 
You will take home your “TRY Stick” and directions to practice on your own.
 
Please bring a pair of gloves (preferably leather or leather based) to protect the hands.
 
Adults attending are encouraged to learn and participate as well.
 
Gear List to bring:
Gloves for protection
Fixed Blade (some will be provided)
An open mind.
The willingness to try and learn!
 

Exploring Our World and Ourselves Through Nature

Our programs aim to meet kids where they are at and help them to develop a love for learning and self-discovery. Register for the program that works for you!