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

 

Yoga at the Garden
Begins Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 6 PM EDT – 7 PM EDT
 
Weekly Class through September.
 
Cost: $10 per person – Cash
 
If weather is raining/too hot/or below 65 class will be canceled until next week.
 
Join Julie Lazerwitz for a relaxing yoga practice at Giving Gardens of Indiana!
 
She begins your practice with simple meditation, breathing exercises and grounding, so students are able to still themselves and focus on awareness.
Progressing to basic stretches helps prepare the body for movement and holds. Sun salutations, standing postures(balancing), backbends, inversions, twists and more will be part of our practice, experimenting as we go along. The final pose will be Savasana along with singing bowls used to promote stillness and well being.
 
Each class is different, and students are encouraged to make it their own personal experience. Come join her and discover the many benefits that yoga has to offer!
 
Please Bring your own yoga mat, water, blanket and any other props you may want.
 
Julie’s Bio:
After completing my 200 hour yoga teacher training certification in 2017, I have experienced the many benefits that yoga can offer. I have now been guiding yoga practice for over 4 years.
The physical, emotional and spiritual benefits of yoga have had an incredible impact on my life. For me, yoga is not only about the practice itself, but also about understanding and perfecting the ways we interact with others, our environment, and how we deal with daily burdens. My passion is to share these positive experiences with anyone who seeks them through yoga.
I teach to all levels of yoga. Having no expectations of my students, I honor every individual for where they are on their journey in discovery.
 
 
Let’s Go Foraging-Summer Adult Program
 
Saturday July 10th, 2021
10am-12pm
 
Cost:$40 per person
 
Must Register and Pay ahead of time.
 
Register Here:
 

Location: Morsches Park, 1035 IN-205 #205, Columbia City, IN 46725

Let’s Go Foraging!
Join Jessica Burkett, Educational Director of Giving Gardens of Indiana, Naturalist, forager and hobby herbalist for a fun foraging workshop.
This class we will go over what there is to forage locally and seasonally this time of year. We will discuss safety, sustainability, tools and more. We will take a hike to forage and bring back enough to make ourselves a cup of wild tea!
 
You will leave with a better understanding of what is available this season and how to safely identify them, as well as, a foraging knife, a reusable foraging bag and a handout with useful information for your next foraging adventure.
 
This is an adult class. You must be 17+ to participate.
You must register and pay ahead of time in order to attend and hold your spot.
 
We have a limited amount of space available. Register ASAP to hold your spot!
 
Rain date: July 24th
 
Location: Morsches Park, outdoor pavilion in back of park by pond.
Bring mud boots or shoes you don’t mind getting dirty.
You can also bring a basket if you would like for harvesting, drinking water, and bug spray.

Suggested: wear clothes toed shoes, long pants, sleeves and bring gloves. This will help prevent contact from poison ivy, nettles and ticks. 

 
 
 

Annual Plant Giveaway-2022

Dates TBD
 
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!! 

 

What is the buzz about bees??

Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10 AM EDT – 12 PM EDT

Cost: $15 per child

Must pre-register:

http://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6opQD-YOsD1qRVLRpnTVd-6gV3Wjq1xvwotx4eDcGY6H_jg/viewform

Location: Giving Gardens of Indiana

479 S. Towerview Dr.

Columbia City, IN

Join Giving Gardens of Indiana for a fun and informative family event on beekeeping!
 
Filler Family Apiary and Farm will be sharing with us about beekeeping and they will have and observational hive as well as and educational hive. They will answer questions and have product for sale. Giving Gardens will have kid friendly bee crafts and give tours of the garden. Along with a light snack and tea.
 
We hope to share the importance of our buzzing friends with you and your family!
 
Outdoor event
Please wear clothing that can get dirty.
 
For more information about Filler Family Apiary and Farm you can check out their website at:
 
 
 
 Kids Garden Club
Wednesdays
July 14th-August 4th
9-10am
 
Cost:$50 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
 
 
Let’s Compost!- Family Event
 
Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 10 AM EDT – 12 PM EDT

Location: Giving Gardens of Indiana

479 S. Towerview Dr.

Columbia City, IN

 
Join Brett from @Dirt Wain, (hosted by Giving Gardens of Indiana) for a family event all about Composting!
 
Have you wanted to know why composting is so important and how to do it at your own home? Brett will share the benefits and how to get started with some fun activities for all. He will also have available ways to sign up for his composting service.
 
To learn more about Dirt Wain, check out his website:
 
What else do we have planned for this event?!:
-Yoga with Kylee
-Tours of the Urban Farm
-Composting Activities
-Fruited Water/Herbal Tea and Light Snack
-Fun, Fun and Fun!!
 
*Bring a towel or yoga mat for Yoga
*Wear comfortable clothing
*Bring a cup or mug for Fruited water/Herbal Tea
 
Gather at the Garden- Free Family Event
 
Wednesdays, June 23rd, July 21st, August 18th
 
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 month.
 
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 month for an evening of good ole’ fashion community fun!
 
If you have question please contact us:
givinggardensin@gmail.com
 
givinggardensofindiana.com
 
 
Gather at the Garden- Free Family Event
 
Wednesdays, September 22nd, October 20th, November 17th
 
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 month.
 
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. 
-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
Gather at the Garden- Free Family Event
 
Wednesdays, December 22nd
 
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 month.
 
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. 
-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

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. Limited attendance available.