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Autumn Children’s Garden Classes

at The Marydell Children’s Garden

Date: Friday Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, and 22
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30 pm
Ages: 4 – 9 years old
Cost: $175 for 5 classes Register

During the five session workshop, children will:

  • Plant and tend a fall vegetable garden
  • Explore the science behind growing plants
  • Appreciate the world of insects & pollinators
  • Craft using natural objects
  • Experience the joy of growing their own food
  • And much more!

For more information, please see the FLYER. Click here to REGISTER.

Swimming Lessons at Marydell

Swimming lessons for ages 5-12 only

Date:  August 2nd – August 26th
Please visit the Swimming Lessons at Marydell page to determine the level of swimming, registration form and payment.


at Marydell’s Children’s Garden

Join floral artist, Maria Basti, as she leads this creative floral crown making workshop using fresh flowers in celebration of spring.
Participants are encouraged to spend time strolling in the children’s garden which will be open from 9:30 —11:30
Date: Saturday, May 8th
Time: 10:00-11:00
Suggested Donation $10/ child



To Benefit the Marydell Children’s Garden

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021 10:00am-2:00pm
Rain Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021 12:00pm-4:00pm



In the Children’s Garden

Learn how to get your garden going in the spring or how to start your first garden.
We will talk about organic gardening, soil amendments, plant requirements, companion planting and more!
Date: April 24
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Suggested Donation: $15/family



Children’s Afterschool Spring Garden Club

In 5 afterschool sessions, children ages 4-7 will learn to plant and tend a vegetable garden, explore the science behind growing plants, bug hunt, do some crafting and experience the joy of growing their own food!
Afterschool Fridays, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
May 14 May 21 May 28
June 4
June 11
(Rain Date June 18)

Cost $150.00 for 5 sessions


December 5, 2020

Tree of Peace and Light

Marydell Faith and Life Center will host its 16th annual winter program and lighting of the Tree of Peace and Light on December 5, 2020 at 5:00p. Due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic, the entire indoor program and outdoor tree lighting will be streamed online this year. The program recording will be available to stream from December 5 through the end of the month.

The tree lighting is of special significance this year. As in past years, candles and tree lights will be lit in remembrance of those we have lost and those whose needs we recognize. This year, our lights will also serve as a symbol of hope for health and peace for our local and global community. Remembrance lights for loved ones may be reserved in advance with a small donation made either online or by phone.

This year, the Reflection Center near the Tree of Peace and Light – with its sweeping views of Hook Mountain and the Hudson River – will display the names of those we remember along with a memorial floral arrangement. The Reflection Center is open for families and individuals with advance reservations as a place for meditation and prayers of hope. Reservations may be made by calling Marydell Faith and Life Center.

Virtual attendees are encouraged to register for this free event.  


Tuesdays – Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13, 2020

Children’s After School Fall Garden Club

Come join us in the MaryDell Children’s Garden
In 5 after school sessions, children ages 4-7 while enjoying time outside in the garden, will learn the science behind growing plants, how to preserve the harvest, seed save, create harvest crafts, and how to put the garden to bed for the winter!

Cost: $130 for 4 sessions
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April 25, 2020

Spring Family Garden Workshop

Start your garden now!
Come join us and learn this easy method of starting flowers and vegetables for your garden by turning a milk jug into a mini outdoor greenhouse. Please bring a gallon size semi-transparent milk or water jug so that you can bring your plantings home. We will supply the rest!

Easy and inexpensive way to get an early start on your spring growing season
Open to all ages, all children must be accompanied by an adult
Suggested Donation $15/family
Space Limited
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March 14, 2020

Winter Sowing

Come join us and learn this easy method of starting flowers and vegetables for your garden by turning a milk jug into a mini outdoor greenhouse. Please bring a gallon size semi-transparent milk or water jug so that you can bring your plantings home. We will supply the rest! (VIEW FLYER)

March 7, 2020

Maple Sugar Day

  • Event Details: Educational informational and demonstrations of the harvesting of maple sap from local trees and the production of maple syrup.
  • Cost: FREE
  • Attendance: Open to the general public


“What drew me to Marydell was being able to expose my students to the outdoors and an environment completely different from what they are used to. Most of my participants are not used to seeing so much greenery and they do not get to go outside their neighborhood. I felt the beautiful grounds at Marydell were a great experience for the children. I wanted also to provide a safe space for my participants to go swimming.

Marydell is a special place because the staff has always been very kind and caring towards the children and my staff. It is very well maintained and the children really love it there. They get to learn a lot about nature. The hikes, beach walks, and natural crafts make our inner-city day camp feel almost like a traditional sleep away camp. The addition of the garden has been a wonderful experience for the children as well.”

Madeline Rosario

New Settlement House


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San Diego, CA 92465

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