Mount Desert Islander Advances Youth Gardening Program

The Mount Desert Islander reported the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a youth gardening program May through September in Somesville. “Kids Can Grow!” is designed for children ages 7–12 and offers monthly hands-on gardening classes, as well as materials and help for each participant to build their own raised bed. Master Gardener volunteers will guide each child’s efforts, according to the article. Participants will learn about planting, growing and harvesting their own vegetable, herb and flowering plants; nutrition and food safety; and teamwork, the article states.