STAPLES -- A children's gardening class will be offered at Living Legacy Gardens at the Central Lakes Ag Center, Staples, beginning June 4 and continuing every other week throughout the summer.
Children ages 6 and 7 will be involved in planting individual vegetable and theme gardens and will continue to work in their gardens through Aug. 13.
The children will plant their own gardens and then follow through with care and maintenance.
They will learn how to plant flowers and vegetables, identify weeds, use garden tools, mulch, identify good/bad bugs and worms and have fun in the garden. By the end of the summer, they will be able to take home the vegetables and flowers they have raised.
Class will take place every other week 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays for a total of six sessions. At each session, there will be time for gardening, making a craft and having a snack, as well as other horticulture related activities.
Mary Vogel, Master Gardener intern, has developed several gardens, including a rainbow garden, be-kind-to-animals garden and a pizza garden.
Children also will be involved in creating a number of garden-related crafts they will use in the garden and then bring home.
This class is limited to the first 16 registered students. Registration deadline is June 2.
Class cost is $18 per student. To register, stop by or call Community Education at (218) 894-2497.
The class is co-sponsored by Living Legacy Gardens/Central Lakes College and Staples Motley Community Education.
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