Newspaper Reports on Extension Gardening Program

A UMaine Cooperative Extension kids’ gardening program was the subject of a news item in the Current Publishing newspapers in southern Maine. The Kids Can Grow program, which started in 1999 and has grown to encompass most of Maine and parts of New Hampshire, is now going national through a website. The program, founded by Frank Wertheim, the educator at Extension’s York County office, teaches children the basics of growing vegetables in a community garden and also fosters civic responsibility by donating vegetables to local shelters.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, 207-581-3777