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We're joining our friend Monika Owczarski from Sweet Tooth Farm for a monthly musical meeting in the garden at:

Vegetable Academy

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month from 3:00-4:00pm at The Supply Hive Community Garden for tasting, creating, playing, and music making in community with one another and the growing season. Vegetable Academy is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

The third Saturday of the month
May through October

All ages are welcome and encouraged to join us. Some activities may be best suited for ages 2 and up. Vegetable Academy will meet as long as weather permits. Please check our social media for cancellation information if weather is questionable.

All the Details

Monika (@sweettoothfarmdsm) created Vegetable Academy in 2022. She said yes when Jenn (@piedpiperstudios) asked to come season it with song that summer. Vegetable Academy is a monthly free outdoor event sharing access, play, and pressure-free interaction with fresh food to all families.


The Supply Hive Community Garden

1603 13th Street, Des Moines

(directly adjacent to Edna Griffin Park)

Dates and Time:

May 20th at 3:00pm

June 17th at 3:00pm

July 15th at 3:00pm

August 19th at 3:00pm

September 16th at 3:00pm

October 21st at 3:00pm

Recommended Ages: All ages are welcome! Though some of the activities and tasting opportunities may be best suited to hands-on interaction for 2 years and up, we love seeing babies and young toddlers too. Being together, enjoying the outdoors, gathering around food, and playing in community is for everyone and all ages. 


What to Expect:

Each month features a different seasonal veggie that we'll sing, move, play, taste, explore, touch, smell, interact with, and learn about. We'll use all of our senses so that children can engage in the process playfully and in the way they choose. Our time in the garden will start with shared music making with Miss Jenn and then transition to hands-on creating and veggie interaction with Monika. We suggest wearing clothes you don't mind getting messy in. Opportunities to snack on and taste the month's veggie will also be provided along with a recipe for families to take home. This is a zero food-shaming and zero health-shaming environment. We'll explore a variety of food preparations. One preparation is not morally superior to another.

New to our studio and want to enroll in an ongoing weekly class?

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