Online Activities: Garden Update


Monday, September 21, 2020
It was a busy, but beautiful week at the Sunflower Hill Garden! Join Farmer Caitlin for an update on what’s growing and being harvested, some funny shaped fruit, and a visit from Shadow, the cat! Watch the video and then share with us your favorite stretch to do after working hard.


Monday, September 14, 2020
Join Farmer Caitlin as she finds more heart shapes in the Sunflower Hill Garden, and harvests the first melon of the summer! Get an update on what’s growing, our new bean trellis, and a new friend that she found in the bean box this week. Then share with us something heart-shaped that you can find near you.


Tuesday, September 8, 2020
It’s fall planting time! Join Farmer Caitlin and Teacher Abby as they begin planting fall seedlings, check in on Shadow the cat, see how much the giant pumpkins have grown, and find a “C” shaped tomato! Watch the video to see who’s been dining on the beans on our bean plants, and then share with us a delicious meal you had last week.


Monday, August 31, 2020
Butterflies, bees, and heart-shaped tomatoes! Join Farmer Caitlin in the Sunflower Hill Garden for a peak at just a few of the fun and diverse plants that are growing and being harvested now. Then share with us which fruit you would rather eat: sweet fruit or sour fruit?


Monday, August 24, 2020
The Sunflower Hill Garden is beginning to show signs of Fall! Join Farmer Caitlin to see what Fall plants are sprouting, what’s being harvested, and what our giant sunflowers look like now. Then share with us something you’re looking forward to for this fall!


Monday, August 17, 2020
It was a busy week in the Garden! Farmer Caitlin, Teacher Abby and Shadow, the cat were busy harvesting and even helped an injured butterfly! Join us to see seedlings that have sprouted, a rainbow of harvested tomatoes, and more! Then share with us a time you helped someone else this week!


Monday, August 10, 2020
Join Farmer Caitlin, and Shadow the Cat, as we see what’s growing at the garden this week. Seeds are becoming plants in the greenhouse and in the ground overnight! We continue to harvest produce for our nonprofit partners and have found that some produce is growing in fun and unexpected shapes. What’s something that was different than what you expected?


Friday, August 7, 2020
We’re so pleased to partner with Assemblymember Rebecca Bauer-Kahan for her Summer Activity Series! Join Farmer Caitlin in the Sunflower Hill Garden and Asm. Bauer-Kahan in her own backyard garden for a tour and cooking demo on making a healthy, garden snack! Thank you, Asm. Bauer-Kahan for sharing your beautiful backyard garden with us – we’re so grateful for your support of Sunflower Hill!


Monday, August 3, 2020
There’s so much growing in the garden and so much to explore! Join Farmer Caitlin and see what feels velvety and soft in the garden, what Teacher Abby finds hanging around the trellis, and what makes both Farmer Caitlin and Teacher Abby laugh. Tell us what made you laugh this week!


Monday, July 27, 2020
Join Farmer Caitlin in the Sunflower Hill Garden as she and Teacher Abby harvest fruits, vegetables, and flowers! Even Shadow the cat tries to help harvest this week! Then share with us your favorite summer vegetable and how you like to eat it!


Monday, July 20, 2020
Join Farmer Caitlin in the Sunflower Hill Garden as she discovers blooming sunflowers, gourds, melons, and more! Then share with us your favorite garden sound. Tag Sunflower Hill and #SFHActivities


Monday, July 13, 2020
The Sunflower Hill Garden is bursting with fruits and veggies! Join Farmer Caitlin as she discovers a happy surprise in the Garden. Then share with us something you experienced or saw last week that was a happy surprise. Tag Sunflower Hill and #SFHActivities


Monday, July 6, 2020
Join Farmer Caitlin in the Sunflower Hill Garden for an update on our giant Sunflower! How tall has it grown, and what fruits and veggies are ready to harvest? Watch the video, then share with us on social media a picture of the tallest plant you can find – what is it and how tall is it?


Monday, June 29, 2020
Join Farmer Caitlin in the Sunflower Hill Garden to see how big our first sunflower has grown and what’s ready to be harvested! Watch today’s video and then try a fruit or vegetable that you think looks cool or interesting. Take a picture and share with us what you try!


Monday, June 22, 2020
Join Farmer Caitlin in the Sunflower Hill Garden on a beautiful summer day, as she shows off all of the fruits and vegetables being harvested, and tells us what she’s grateful for. Watch the video and then let us know on social media what you’re grateful for!


Monday, June 15, 2020
Farmer Caitlin is in the Sunflower Hill Garden working hard to harvest delicious fruits and veggies, and getting ready for the Sun’s OUT Fun’s OUT Virtual Fun Run, which begins this Friday! Watch today’s video and then share with us where you walk and how far you go. Then be sure to signup for the Sun’s OUT Fun’s OUT Virtual Fun Run


Monday, June 8, 2020
Join Farmer Caitlin in the Sunflower Hill Garden to see how tall the Sunflower plant has grown, what’s growing in the greenhouse, and what Shadow has been up to. Then join today’s challenge: find something purple outside! Use hashtag #SFHActivities and tag Sunflower Hill.


Monday, June 1, 2020
Join Farmer Caitlin in the Sunflower Hill Garden for an update on what’s growing and being harvested. From giant, dinosaur sized chard leaves to sunflowers that are taller than Teacher Abby, the Garden is bursting with activity! Join today’s challenge and let us know what pollinators you find in your backyard! Use hashtag #SFHActivities and tag Sunflower Hill.


Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Join Farmer Caitlin in the Sunflower Hill Garden for an update on the berries, cherries, and even the first tomato being harvested! Watch the video, then share with us your favorite summer fruit! Use hashtag #SFHActivities and tag Sunflower Hill.


Monday, May 18, 2020
Today’s Online Activity: Join Farmer Caitlin in the Sunflower Hill Garden and see what’s blooming and what’s ready to harvest! Then find something red in nature near you and share a picture with us! Use hashtag #SFHActivities and tag Sunflower Hill.


Monday, May 11, 2020
Join Farmer Caitlin in the Sunflower Hill Garden and see what’s blooming and what’s ready to harvest! Then share with us on social media a picture of your favorite flower! Use hashtag #SFHActivities and tag Sunflower Hill.


Monday, May 4, 2020
Join Farmer Caitlin as she explores the Sunflower Hill Garden. See what’s growing, being harvested, and take a peak at a few new additions! Then observe what animals you can see in your neighborhood. Take a picture, and then share with us on social media what kind you find! Use hashtag #SFHActivities and tag Sunflower Hill.


Monday, April 27, 2020
Farmer Caitlin is in the Garden with an update! See what’s growing, being planted, and harvested. Then join today’s activity: find a fruit tree near you, take a picture and share it with us on social media! Don’t forget to use hashtag #SFHActivities and tag Sunflower Hill!


Monday, April 20, 2020
Join Teacher Abby in the Sunflower Hill Garden for an update on what’s been growing, and then take our poll: do you like the taste of cilantro? Cast your vote on our Facebook page and let us know!


Monday, April 13, 2020
Join Teacher Abby in the Garden for an update on what’s been growing! There were a lot of mushrooms in the garden this week after all the rain. Let us know if you’ve seen mushrooms where you live!


Monday, April 6, 2020
Farmer Caitlin is in the Garden with an update! It was a busy week of planting at the Sunflower Hill Garden! Check out the video to see what got planted, what Shadow the cat is up to, and for today’s activity: share your favorite garden scent! Be sure to share with us your favorite flower, herb, or other plants to smell in your backyard or out here in the garden!


Monday, March 30, 2020
Sunflower Hill Online Activity for Monday: Teacher Abby is back in the Garden with an update on last week’s harvest, new plantings, and a special surprise! Spring in the Garden is in full bloom! What signs of spring do you see – draw or take a picture and share with us!


Monday, March 23, 2020
Join Teacher Abby in the Garden for an update on what’s growing, what’s ready to harvest, and of course a check-in with Shadow, the cat! Teacher Abby will also have a fun ladybug activity to share!