Sibley Nature Center Youth and Family Garden

Grow your love of Nature

The Sibley Garden is the place to get your hands dirty exploring the plant life of West Texas. The Garden hosts Homeschool Programs, volunteer workdays, youth programs, and Programs for beginner gardeners in Midland Texas. The Garden is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Pop in to say hello or to ask how you can get involved. 


Gardening 101

Gardening in West Texas can be a wild ride, especially when you are coming from the east. There is much less water available here in West Texas, as well as weather that can be a bit irregular, but that doesn't mean you can't have a beautiful garden. You just need to re-think what a garden is. These Monthly classes will bring you up to speed on the tips and tricks you will need to make plants bloom in this dry land. These programs happen on the first Saturday of each month from 10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Gardening 101 Will be taking a break over the winter, but will return in March to help you get your garden ready for the Spring season.


Volunteer!

The Best way to learn more about our garden is to volunteer!  No previous gardening experience required. Just show up with a smile, and we will take care of the rest. There are weeds to eradicate, new plants to plant, trees to trim, and plenty of fun to have. You can call Sarah at (432) 684-6827 or e-mail her at sarahc@sibleynaturecenter.org to let us know you are coming.

We can't wait to see you out at the Garden!


Garden Explorers

Calling all 3rd - 5th graders! Garden explorers is an outdoor learning experience for students interested in gardening. We have our very own raised bed to grow our own food, tools to work the soil, and a large garden area to explore! Join us on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 10 A.M. - 12 P.M.


February 17th: Composting

In December the Garden Explorers made a startling discovery. Our garden beds are low on nitrogen; a critical nutrient plants need to grow! The good news is that we can make our very own nitrogen with the help of some wiggly friends. This month we are learning how to create and care for worm composting. We will explore which worms to use, which food items go into composting, and how tiny little worms can turn table scraps into the best plant food around.

This will be an outdoor exploration so students should come with water and weather appropriate clothing. Tools and supervision will be provided.

General Fee: $8                                Member Fee: $5

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