Wellfield Botanic Gardens' GROW News - February 2017
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We believe...
that education is an essential part of our guests’ experience.
Nature is a classroom. We offer educational programs for all ages! Come explore the woodland or shoreline restoration projects, watch the Island Garden and Children's Garden construction, or wander through the Sensory Garden. We’ve created a place to learn new things about our world! The more you know, the more  you’re enriched!
Garden Boot Camp
Join us Tuesdays beginning February 7th for Garden Boot Camp, as we work right alongside you to plan and plant your edible landscape!
Tuesdays 6-7 pm 
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28

Topics to be covered: Garden Planning, Soils and Soil Building, Companion Planting, Integrated Pest Management (IPM), Vegetables, Composting Basics, Maintain Your Garden, Fruit in the Garden
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Thanks to a generous grant from Elkhart Rotary Club, children ages 3-5 learn about the natural world around them through stories, music, games and activities in our Lil' Sprouts Program. Learning is based on the Indiana Early Learning Foundations for Kindergarten readiness. A full list of monthly topics HERE

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, held the THIRD TUESDAY each month at 10 am. November - March we meet at the Elkhart Public Library - Main Branch.
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Volunteer Training
Save the Date!

Volunteer training
March 7, 9 & 17
9:30 am until 11:30 am

A class for new and seasoned Education Volunteers. Review of curriculum, learn best practices and meet other volunteers. FREE to attend!
Sign Up for 3/7
Sign Up for 3/9
Sign Up for 3/17
Plein Air painting is coming to Wellfield! Plein air painting, is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning “open (in full) air". Have you ever wanted to try your hand at painting? This class will teach you the basics of painting in a fun and comfortable environment. Find a full description HERE.
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Have you ever wanted to learn more about birds in your area? Wellfield offers a Saturday Bird Walk once a month on the second Saturday of each month.

On February 18th at 10am we will participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. This annual event helps track birds for research.

And guess what, there’s an app for that! Come join us to learn more! Audubon Society member and Indiana Master Naturalist Mary Kauffmann-Kennel will be our guide. 

FREE with admission or Membership.
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Wellfield Botanic Gardens offer hands-on, inquiry-based programs designed to connect students to the natural world. All programs are aligned with State & National Science standards. For a full listing of K-6 programs click HERE. Custom field trips are available (middle school, high school, home school, college classes, scout troops). Please complete the online form HERE or contact Kelly Tooker, Education Coordicnator, direct 
Field Trip Request Form
Winter Season: January - March
Open Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday
12 - 5 pm

Come experience the change of scenery as Wellfield comes alive with birds and small creatures as the snow alters the view of your favorite pathways.
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Click here for direct access to our Google Calendar!  Keep up to date with all of our upcoming events, programs and classes! 

Annual Partnership Program 
Your business or organization can demonstrate its commitment to furthering the vision and mission of Wellfield Botanic Gardens by by participating in the Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ Annual Partnership program. Partnering with Wellfield not only offers a great deal of visibility in the community, but strengthens the community, itself.

For more information please contact Eric Garton, Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director, at (574) 266-2006 or email 

2017 Annual Partner Opportunities
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