PHONE: (313) 593-5644
DATE: March 30, 2006
Hands-on gardening programs for children
DEARBORN---The Environmental Interpretive Center at the University of
Michigan-Dearborn is offering hands-on gardening programs for children
ages 4 to 9 this summer.
In the "Sprouts" program, children ages 7 to 9 will sow and
tend a garden plot. Other activities include gardening games, crafts,
science experiments, composting and a visit to the campus honeybee hives.
In the "Kinder-gardening" program, children ages 4 to 6 and
their parents will share a common garden plot with other families and
plant vegetables and flowers.
Both programs will end with a Harvest Day celebration, where participants
will incorporate everything they learned during the planting season and
eat the garden produce.
"Sprouts" will meet from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following
Tuesdays: May 23, June 6, June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, Aug. 8
and Aug. 22, which is Harvest Day.
Carrie Cassidy, a UM-Dearborn student naturalist, will lead this year's