Children’s Vegetable Garden Program

For whom: Children 8-13 in age
When: February 16 thru June 1 for 16 Consecutive Saturdays
Time: 9 a.m. To noon (Unless told otherwise because of the early heat)

About The Program:
Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service provides an opportunity for children 8-13 in age to learn about gardening by growing their own vegetables through the mentoring of Bexar County Master Gardener volunteers. Each child is allotted a 3.5’x 28’ plot at the beautiful San Antonio Botanical Garden. Children will have fun growing different types of seeds, herbs, vegetables, and ornamental annual flowers. Weekly educational gardening presentations will stimulate these young minds. The children will also participate in fun, hands-on Junior Master Gardener activities.

In order to gain the most from the learning experience and to help ensure successful growing, participants are required to attend all sessions (two absences are allowed). Families are welcome to share the gardening experience with their child (ren); however, parents should remember that this is the child’s plot and learning experience.

How to Apply:
Space is limited, so apply early. Acceptance in the program will be based on completeness of the application and willingness to attend each Saturday morning session (only two absences will be allowed). Participants accepted into the program will be notified by Monday, February 11.
Legibly complete the attached application and mail or drop off with full payment to the San Antonio Botanical Garden no later than Friday, February 8, 2013.


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