The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will once again offer a workshop for teachers, youth development professionals and adults interested in gardening with youth. The workshop — From Soil to Garden to Plate: Tools to Start a Youth Gardening and Food Education Program — will be held Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Knox-Lincoln Extension office, 377 Manktown Road in Waldoboro.

This year, the second portion of the day will be held across the road in the Medomak Valley High School horticulture classroom and greenhouses. This part will be hosted by Neil Lash, teacher and director of the MVHS Heirloom Seed Project.

Presentations will include: Exploring Soils with Kids with Taryn Hammer, AmeriCorps VISTA; Maine Ag in the Classroom Activities with Willie Sawyer-Grenier, MAITC executive director; The “Forks and Trowels” of Creating and Maintaining a Garden with Youth with Liz Stanley, extension horticulture program coordinator; Plant Parts We Eat with Elizabeth Chamberlain, nutrition associate with the Eat Well Nutrition Education Program; A Potpourri of Garden-Related Activities to do with Youth with Ellie Libby, extension educator; and the Medomak Valley Heirloom Seed Project with Lash.

There will be a special luncheon presentation by Colleen Jacques and members of the Medomak Middle School Green Thumbs Afterschool club. Participants will also view the greens being grown and harvested by this club in greenhouse space provided by Lash.

The $25 cost includes a healthy, homemade lunch, a materials packet with activities included to celebrate Maine Nutrition Month in March, and a ticket for garden-related door prizes. Space is limited; for more information or to register, contact Pamela Doherty at 800-244-2104 (in Maine) or 207-832-0343 or e-mail pdoherty@umext.maine.edu.