2015-03-13 / Community

Applications available for 2015 Kids Can Grow program

Applications are available for University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 2015 Kids Can Grow youth gardening program in York County. Children ages 7-12 will learn how to grow vegetables, flowers and herbs, and build and maintain their own raised bed garden at home.

Teaching sessions are held monthly on Saturdays, April 18 through Sept.12, at Crossroads Methodist Church, 16 Grammar Road in Sanford.

UMaine Extension master gardener volunteers work with participants throughout the gardening season in teaching gardens. The children then work on their home gardens between sessions with help from their master gardener mentors. The children also learn about community service by donating produce from the teaching gardens to local food pantries and shelters.

The application/registration deadline is Friday, March 27. Enrollment is limited to 28 participants. For more information, to request a brochure or application, or to request a disability accommodation, contact UMaine Extension in York County at 324-2814, or 800-287- 1535 in Maine.

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