Have you ever wondered about where your veggies come from? Maybe you thought about planting a garden but you don’t know how to get started. Become a Junior Gardener and you will learn that growing your own veggies is easy and fun and they taste delicious! (Plus they are super healthy which makes families smile.)
Spend one Saturday morning per month with Duke Farms Garden Educators to experience the magic of the garden! You will learn about designing your garden, what kind of soil is best and how to grow many different types of veggies such as sugar peas, sweet carrots, colorful lettuces and plump Jersey tomatoes. We will work in the Community Garden, planting, weeding and watering our crops during each class. Best of all, you will get to EAT what you GROW! This “seed to fork” experience will surely make a lasting impression on your junior gardener.
Series 1: The Spring & Summer Garden!
Dates: March 25, April 22, May 20, June 17 & July 15
(Each class is held from 10am to 12pm)
These classes are designed for families with children in grades 2-5. At least 1 adult must accompany each child during this program, with no more than two adults accompanying each child. Please note that we cannot accommodate any younger children including the younger siblings of any registered Junior Gardener as well as any toddlers or babies in arms, carriers, slings or strollers.
ACCOMPANYING ADULTS ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO REGISTER.
Part of each program is spent indoors learning about the topic of the month. The rest of the session is spent outdoors in the Duke Farms Community Garden. Appropriate shoes and garden clothes are required. This program will run rain or shine, so please dress for the weather! A water bottle is recommended. Garden gloves will be provided.
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Duke Farms serves as a leader of environmental stewardship and inspires visitors to become informed stewards of the land. It is a place of education, enjoyment and research that enhances the environmental health of the region.