Youthlinks host Grassroots Garden Tour

Aug 06, 2014
On Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. until noon, the Youthlinks Program’s Student Garden Army will host a Grassroots Garden Tour at their 420 Broadway location in Rockland.

Rockland — On Saturday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. until noon, the Youthlinks Program’s Student Garden Army will host a Grassroots Garden Tour at their 420 Broadway location in Rockland.

Local students have been participating in the summer agricultural program and the event will showcase the work they have accomplished in the gardens and greenhouse and allow participants to sample the fresh produce they have grown. Each Wednesday morning from 9 to 11 a.m. throughout the summer the Student Garden Army operates the Youthlinks Farmstand at 420 Broadway, next to Oceanside High School East.

The Grassroots Garden Tour will also feature the students of the Midcoast Music Academy who will be on-site to provide live music for the gathering. The Student Garden Army participants has also planned fun games and prizes and will be displaying art at the event. Children under 12 receive free admission and for those 12 and older the admission is $5. All admission fees will be used to support the Student Garden Army Program.

Working with the young people have been Kristofer Koerber, Youthlinks director and Hannah Magnusson, program manager. The program is supported from private foundations, local businesses, and private individuals.

For more information about Youthlinks, contact 594-2221 or find Youthlinks on Facebook at facebook.com/youthlinks to learn more about the programs offered and visit broadreachmaine.org/ to learn about all of the great things happening through Broadreach.

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