UMaine Extension offers Kids Can Grow program

Mar 22, 2013
4-H Kids Can Grow member Arianna Cloutier picks produce for Maine Harvest for Hunger.

Waldoboro — 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 Wednesdays, May 1, 15, June 19, July 17, Aug. 7 and Sept. 11, from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Youngsters design and grow group gardens at the Extension office, as well as their own 3-by-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 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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