Park & Garden
Our two-plus acre park and garden is currently under construction, and becoming more beautiful each day! Staff work with instructors on maintaining a greenhouse, organic garden, organic chicken coop, and creating sculptures around the garden. All vegetables grown in our organic gardens are distributed to staff to encourage healthy eating habits. Once the park is finished it will be filled with public learning activities for individuals of all abilities and ages.
Our Children's Garden is also currently in the beginning stages of production, and located right next to Park & Garden. This new location will incorporate accessible park activities and education, with hands-on learning gardens in a "Wizard of Oz" theme. Check out our Galleries below for the progress.
A special thanks to the Spiteri's family for providing the space next door to Spiteri's Deli. Special thanks as well to the Jenks family for the location of the Children's Garden, behind Cathy's Sew and Vac.
Park & Garden ◊ (530) 894-8400 ◊ 971 East Avenue
The Floral Greenhouse, which doubles as a butterfly house, is where the staff plants, prunes, harvests, propagates, organically fertilizes, and practices organic pest control for houseplants and succulents. Made with a pre-fabricated steel frame and features a trickling water wall cooling system.
Our beautiful mosaic henhouse is home to a variety of Polish and Araucana chickens. The colorful and eclectic henhouse reflects the diversity of not only our chickens, but also our community. The fresh eggs are delivered to different Little Red Hen locations every week.
Thanks to a collaborative effort involving employees from all of the Little Red Hen family, the Rainbow Reading Bench is ready to be enjoyed by all. The colorful shapes covering the bench were shaped with cookie cutters and applied to the concrete base.
This project was started by a talented individual named TJ, who has been a longtime employee of Little Red Hen. He drew his inspiration from dinosaurs and various exotic lizards and reptiles.
The "Wall of Hope" measures 64 feet long and contains 464 tiles made by developmentally disabled children in our community. Our staff have been involved every step of the way from framing, building, pouring concrete, to tile prep and more!
Our vast selection of fresh fruits and vegetables are available to everyone with developmental disabilities in our community. Our staff has put a great deal of care and time into making this garden something special for the entire community to enjoy.
Inspired by well known French muralist Antony Gaudi, the Gaudi Wall will feature beautiful murals designed and created by our staff. We are also building a pergola with pillars covered in the murals. With swirls, curves, and bright colors our Gaudi wall is reminiscent of Gaudi's park in Barcelona.
The land for the Children's Garden was donated by Dan Jenks from Kathy's Sew and Vac. We are excited to see the beginnings of this project. It will feature a yellow brick road, statues of the characters from Wizard of Oz, and have a sensory-rich garden.
Little Red Hen offers many education opportunities with the public. Check out some of the field trips we've hosted!