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Children’s Garden Workshop

CGW birds nestsChildren’s Garden Workshops: Eat Your Plants at the Great Park will help children discover how to make healthy eating choices by learning the nutritional value of summer fruits and vegetables that are currently being grown in the Farm + Food Lab.  Children will identify plant parts and understand how they are connected to the food we eat. We will have fun creating a seasonal (and maybe silly) meal using a leaf, flower, root, seed and a stem.

Explore science, technology, engineering, art, math and music in a fun and stimulating outdoor environment. Young attendees will connect the natural world with their daily lives, deepening their understanding and appreciation for nature. Materials for craft or activity are provided for all children. Workshops are held on the hour and are weather permitting.

Gently used book donations to the Littlle Free Library in the Farm + Food Lab are welcomed.

  • When: Sunday, July 19, 2105 from 9:00 am -11:00 am
  • Where:The Great Park, Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions
  • Cost: Free
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Children’s Garden Workshop

OCGreat Park_garden4KidsThe third Sunday of every month is the Great Park’s FREE Children’s Garden Workshop Series. The monthly workshop is designed to highlight the connection between nature and the core education disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, music, and math.

A garden is a perfect backdrop for exploring the ways in which the natural world impacts every aspect of our daily lives.  This new set of fun and engaging STEAMM inspired topics are sure to delight and inspire young and old alike, so please join us.

  • Where: OC Great Park Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions 
  • When: Sunday, May 17, 2105
  • Time: Workshops are offered every half hour from 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Cost: Free*

 The workshop is 20 minutes of a sit down interactive presentation followed by a craft and planting activity, all ages welcome.

*Gently used book donations to the little free library are encouraged.
Ages 3-9

This program is produced  and presented by the City of Irvine’s Community Services Urban Agricultural Programs Division, and is supported by volunteers from the University of California’s Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program and Irvine Youth Action Team.

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Great Park – Earth Day Celebration

ocgreatpark-logoCelebrate our beautiful planet EARTH at the Great park Farm + Food Lab with an assortment of activities to engage, inspire and activate the minds of people of all ages.

  • Attend a home composting workshop provided by the UCCE Master Composters.
  • Bring your little ones for stories, special Earth Day group craft, Earth Day pledges and a hands-on gardening activity during the Children’s Garden Workshop.
  • Join an educational “Arbor Walk” led by Great Park Urban Agriculture staff and explore the rich heritage of Great Park trees.
  • Up-cycle donated materials with your imagination at the Creation Station, in the artist studios.
  • Participate in a free e-waste collection provided by Tierra Verde Industries.
  • Get your thumb green by lending a hand installing an innovative new agricultural exhibit at the Farm + Food Lab.
  • Shop local at the Orange County Great Park Farmers Market.
  • Enjoy the Farm + Food Lab exhibits, backyard games and snacks from the neighboring Farmers Market and mobile food trucks.

Schedule of Events:

10:00 am – Compost Workshop, Farm + Food Lab

11:00 am and 12:00 pm – Children’s Garden Workshop, Farm + Food Lab

12:00 pm – Arbor Walk, gathering at the tall magnolia behind the Farm + Food Lab

10 am – 2 pm – Orange County Certified Farmers Market, Picnic Meadow

10am- 4pm – Up-cycling crafts at the Creation Station in the  Artist studios

Events_EarthDay_041915_tree_lrgWhen: Sunday,April 19, 2015 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Great Park, Irvine – Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions

Cost: Free

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Children’s Garden Workshop

OCGreat Park_garden4KidsThe third Sunday of every month is the Great Park’s FREE Children’s Garden Workshop Series. The monthly workshop is designed to highlight the connection between nature and the core education disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, music, and math.

A garden is a perfect backdrop for exploring the ways in which the natural world impacts every aspect of our daily lives.  This new set of fun and engaging STEAMM inspired topics are sure to delight and inspire young and old alike, so please join us.

  • Where: OC Great Park Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions 
  • When: Sunday, February 15, 2015
  • Time: Workshops are offered every half hour from 11:00am – 1:00pm
  • Cost: Free*

 The workshop is 20 minutes of a sit down interactive presentation followed by a craft and planting activity, all ages welcome.

*Gently used book donations to the little free library are encouraged.
Ages 3-9

This program is produced  and presented by the City of Irvine’s Community Services Urban Agricultural Programs Division, and is supported by volunteers from the University of California’s Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program and Irvine Youth Action Team.

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Children’s Garden Workshop

OCGreat Park_garden4KidsThis Sunday is the Great Park’s FREE Children’s Garden Workshop Series. The monthly workshop is designed to highlight the connection between nature and the core education disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, music, and math.

A garden is a perfect backdrop for exploring the ways in which the natural world impacts every aspect of our daily lives.  This new set of fun and engaging STEAMM inspired topics are sure to delight and inspire young and old alike, so please join us.

  • Where: OC Great Park Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions 
  • When: Sunday, January 18, 2015
  • Time: Workshops are offered every half hour from 11:00am – 1:00pm.
  • Cost: Free 

 The workshop is 20 minutes of a sit down interactive presentation followed by a craft and planting activity, all ages welcome.

This program is produced  and presented by the City of Irvine’s Community Services Urban Agricultural Programs Division, and is supported by volunteers from the University of California’s Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program and Irvine Youth Action Team.

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Children’s Garden Workshop

OCGreat Park_garden4KidsThis Sunday is the Great Park’s FREE Children’s Garden Workshop Series. The monthly workshop is designed to highlight the connection between nature and the core education disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, music, and math.

A garden is a perfect backdrop for exploring the ways in which the natural world impacts every aspect of our daily lives.  This new set of fun and engaging STEAMM inspired topics are sure to delight and inspire young and old alike, so please join us.

Where: OC Great Park Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions 

When: Sunday, December 21, 2014

Time: Workshops are offered every half hour from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

Cost: Free 

 The workshop is 20 minutes of a sit down interactive presentation followed by a craft and planting activity, all ages welcome.

This program is produced  and presented by the City of Irvine’s Community Services Urban Agricultural Programs Division, and is supported by volunteers from the University of California’s Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program and Irvine Youth Action Team.

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Children’s Garden Workshop

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Tomorrow is the monthly FREE Children’s Garden Workshop Series at the Great Park. The monthly workshop is designed to highlight the connection between nature and the core education disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, music, and math.

A garden is a perfect backdrop for exploring the ways in which the natural world impacts every aspect of our daily lives.  This new set of fun and engaging STEAMM inspired topics are sure to delight and inspire young and old alike, so please join us.

Where: OC Great Park

When: Sunday, November 9, 2014

Time: Workshops are offered every half hour from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

 The workshop is 20 minutes of a sit down interactive presentation followed by a craft and planting activity, all ages welcome.

This program is produced  and presented by the City of Irvine’s Community Services Urban Agricultural Programs Division, and is supported by volunteers from the University of California’s Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program and Irvine Youth Action Team.

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Children’s Garden Workshop at the Great Park

This season’s Children’s Garden Workshop Series is designed to highlight the connection between nature and the core education disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, music, and math.

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October is Art Month: A Gardener’s Palette

This FREE workshop’s focus is on the amazing forms, colors, and textures of nature have inspired people throughout the ages to create some of the most beautiful pieces of art ever produced.  Come and see examples of these masterpieces and learn why nothing sparks the imagination or stokes creativity better than a garden.  Afterwards, let the budding artist inside you bloom while you create your own brilliant work of art using a mix of mediums and materials.

Where: OC Great Park

When: Sunday, October 12, 2014

Time: Workshops are offered every half hour from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

 The workshop is 20 minutes of a sit down interactive presentation followed by a craft and planting activity, all ages welcome.

A garden is a perfect backdrop for exploring the ways in which the natural world impacts every aspect of our daily lives.  This new set of fun and engaging STEAMM inspired topics are sure to delight and inspire young and old alike, so please join us.

This program is produced  and presented by the City of Irvine’s Community Services Urban Agricultural Programs Division, and is supported by volunteers from the University of California’s Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program and Irvine Youth Action Team.

 

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Engineering Month at the Children’s Garden Workshop

OCGreat Park_garden4KidsThe Quest To Build A Better Mouse Trap in the theme for the September 14th Children’s Garden Workshop at the OC Great Park Farm & Food Lab. 

The Children’s Garden Workshop  is a 20 minute sit down, interactive presentation followed by a craft and planting activity. The workshop is made to be  fun and engage in STEAMM inspired topics.

This season’s workshop series is designed to highlight the connection between nature and the core education disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, music, and math.

People love their gardens but unfortunately pest love them too!  Come and learn how people from all over the world creatively rid their gardens of unwanted pests.  Then, head on over to our Creation Station to construct your very own “critter-ridder” out of recycled materials.

  • All ages are welcome
  • workshops start every half hour from 11:00am – 1:00pm.

This program is produced  and presented by the City of Irvine’s Community Services Urban Agricultural Programs Division, and is supported by volunteers from the University of California’s Cooperative Extension Master Gardener program and Irvine Youth Action Team.

Don’t forget to visit the Farmers Market while your there.

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Directions

REGULAR GREAT PARK HOURS

Note: There is currently no physical address to the Great Park. Please do not rely on GPS, online maps, or directions other than those provided on this website.

5 North

  1. Exit Sand Canyon Ave and turn Right
  2. Turn Left on Marine Way
  3. Turn Left after the Guard Shack
  4. Follow the road signs to Parking

405 North

  1. Exit Sand Canyon Ave and turn Right
  2. Turn Right on Marine Way
  3. Turn Left after the Guard Shack
  4. Follow the road signs to Parking

5 South

  1. Exit Sand Canyon Ave and turn Left
  2. Turn Right on Marine Way
  3. Turn Left after the Guard Shack
  4. Follow the road signs to Parking

405 South

  1. Exit Sand Canyon Ave and turn Left
  2. Turn Right on Marine Way
  3. Turn Left after the Guard Shack
  4. Follow the road signs to Parking
The Great Park is situated in the geographic center of Orange County within the city limits of Irvine—approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, about 15 minutes away from John Wayne Airport (SNA) and accessible via the Interstate 5 and 405 freeways, and the 133 and 241 toll roads.

Lost? Call the Visitors Center at (866) 829-3829 (toll-free).

 

image & information from ocgp.com

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OC Great Park has a great weekend of FREE events

Yesterday, I shared the Fresh Plates: Culinary Workshop that will take place to today at 10:00 am in the Farm & Food Lab at the OC Great Park but there are so many other great events going on at the Great Park this weekend, I had to share them with you.

I do want to highlight one event – Clinic in the Park. If you or anyone who needs health or dental care,  please let them know about this FREE event held on the second Sunday of each month.  Clinic in the Park is an Orange County-based nonprofit community health collaborative.

 

Now on to the weekend events:

 

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SPIRIT: Tae Soon Kim (Opening Reception)

Saturday, July 12

Time(s): 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Great Park Gallery | Map & Directions
Gallery admission, parking and the opening reception are free to the publicThe artwork of Tae Soon Kim reveals the “spirit” of traditional Korean culture by transforming, through the technique of collage, handmade paper (Han-ji) and old damaged books into objects of everyday life such as clothing, furniture, and books. Tae-Soon Kim was born in Kyungnam, Republic of Korea. Her artwork has been displayed worldwide, including at […]

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Movie on the Lawn – The Lego Movie

Saturday, July 12

Time(s): 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: Terraced Lawn | Map & Directions
Starts at Dusk; Weather PermittingJoin us for an outdoor movie experience under the stars. Grab your beach chair, blanket and snacks for a night out with the family. Come see blockbuster hits and family favorites on the big screen at our Movie on the Lawn nights! This year’s Movie on the Lawn series will feature seven film screenings beginning […]

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Certified Farmers Market

Sunday, July 13

Time(s): 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Farmers Market | Map & Directions
Free Parking & AdmissionSundays at the Orange County Great Park are headlined by the fresh produce and fun at our Certified Farmers Market. Every week, rain or shine, the Great Park Certified Farmers Market features fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live music and entertainment, and a selection of gourmet food trucks. Take home fresh […]

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Clinic in the Park

Sunday, July 13

Time(s): 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Great Park Certified Farmers Market | Map & DirectionsOn the second Sunday of each month, Clinic in the Park connects children and their families to medical and dental resources, provides application assistance for low cost insurance, developmental health screenings for children, community resource referrals and facilitates health chats with doctors and nurses. These programs are offered and staffed by health-related professional organizations and […]

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Children’s Garden Workshops

Sunday, July 13

Time(s): 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Farm + Food Lab | Map & Directions
FreeThis season’s Children’s Garden Workshop Series is designed to highlight the connection between nature and the core education disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, music, and math.  A garden is a perfect backdrop for exploring the ways in which the natural world impacts every aspect of our daily lives.  This new set of fun and […]

pictures and information from OCGP.org & clinicinthepark.org

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