Enrollment is now open for the 2013 Kids Can Grow youth gardening program, which teaches children ages 7-12 how to grow their own vegetables, flowers and herbs. Application deadline is April 5. Classes will be held once a month on Saturdays, April 27 – September 21 at the Crossroads Methodist Church in Sanford.
Kids Can Grow offers “hands on” gardening classes and provides participating children with the resources to build and maintain their own raised bed garden at home. UMaine Extension Master Gardener Volunteers work with the children as mentors, guiding them through the gardening season, first in the monthly classes and then at the home garden.
According to Frank Wertheim, UMaine Extension Professor, “Kids Can Grow provides children with a positive first experience with gardening and growing their own food.” Wertheim hopes this early experience will inspire in young people a life-long interest in gardening, healthy eating and further exploration of natural resources related fields.
Questions? Please contact the York County office of UMaine Extension at 1-800-287-1535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. UMaine Extension programs are open and accessible to all in accordance with program goals.