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Programs

We're grateful for our many Partners in Education in the Olympia community who utilize our space for teaching their classes. To find out more about ongoing educational opportunities, check our Calendar page for current listings. These are the programs that we sponsor and support that are generated by our own board members and volunteers:

Children's Programs


Patterns in Nature Art Camp 
Young artists have their way with our site as they paint, draw and sculpt the patterns in nature we see all around us. Patterns in Nature Art Camp focuses on developing the artist's eye, opportunities are provided to express beauty through multiple mediums including music for ages 6 and up. Registration.

Field Trips
We can provide learning opportunities for your class. Student groups up to 50 can have both indoor teaching and outdoor experiences on our site. We can educate on green building, plant identification, composting and other topics.

Internship Programs

College and High School Students
With every turn of the academic year, we foster new relationships with college students from both TESC and SPSCC. Opportunities for hands on learning change with the seasons. Evergreen students can search the Coda database for current offerings. Past internships have included education in our permaculture garden, producing videos, re-organizing and developing our library and development of our site docent program. We provide instruction and oversight and are open to new ideas. Read more...

Local Foods Program

The Food Nook
Our hyper local grocery store, The Food Nook, sells only food produced in and around Olympia. Open during the warmer months, the Food Nook offers a healthy selection of lunch/snack items for the hundreds of workers who populate our urban neighborhood and gives them access to a relaxing lunch space. This is an excellent opportunity for a food entrepreneur.  Read more...

Slow Foods of Olympia
The Ark of Taste Garden created and maintained by Slow Foods showcases many heirloom varieties and seeks to educate about why these particular strains of vegetables are important to cultivate. Slow Foods advocates sustainability and bio-diversity by promoting the appreciation and consumption of seasonal and local foods and the support of those who produce them.  Read more...

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