Kids Can Grow program cited in Press Herald article on ways to ‘green your household’

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Kids Can Grow program was mentioned in the Portland Press Herald article, “Try these 3 ways to green your household.” The article offered three signposts to help ease the challenge of trying to live with a lighter environmental footprint. Under the tip, “Think in cycles,” the article suggested inviting children to see where their food originates — picking berries and apples, visiting farms, learning to compost, and witnessing the transformation of seed to plant. The Kids Can Grow program, which is offered in several counties, helps families plan, plant and tend their own raised bed with help from a gardening mentor, the article states.