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UMaine Extension in Knox-Lincoln Counties Offering Kids Can Grow Program

Kids Can Grow at UMaine Extension Knox-Lincoln counties office in Waldoboro

3:30-6:00 p.m., Wednesdays, May 1, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 7, and September 11

To register call 207.832.0343; or toll-free in Maine, 800.244.2104; or ellen.libby@maine.edu

University of Maine Cooperative Extension is again offering Kids Can Grow, a youth gardening program for ages 6-12, at the Knox-Lincoln counties office in Waldoboro. The program has six hands-on gardening classes of fun, engaging science, art and cooking activities related to growing vegetables for healthy eating. The classes will be held from 3:30-6:00 p.m., on Wednesdays — May 1, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 7, and September 11. Youngsters design and grow group gardens at the Extension office, as well as their own 3×5-foot raised bed gardens at home using supplied materials and home visit help from a Master Gardener or 4-H volunteer mentor, who will mentor and inspire them. The garden produce grown at the county office will be donated to Maine Harvest for Hunger. A fee of $20 per participant includes healthy snacks, project supplies, and all materials for each youth’s home gardens. To register by April 19, call 207.832.0343; or toll-free in Maine, 800.244.2104. For more information or to request disability accommodations, contact Ellen Libby, UMaine Extension Knox-Lincoln office, 800.244.2104; ellen.libby@maine.edu.

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Also offering the Kids Can Grow program:

Kids Can Grow at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport

Offered by Maine Coast Heritage Trust.

Parent and Volunteer Orientation: April 9,  5:15-6:15 p.m.

Sessions for kids and parents will begin April 16, 5:15 p.m.

Classes will be held on the third Tuesday of every month through September.

To register: 207- 236-2739 or hhalsey@mcht.org.

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Cooperative Extension: Garden & Yard
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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