Kids Can Grow Program – Erickson Fields
Taught by University of Maine Extension Service and MCHT
Start your own backyard garden with Kids Can Grow!
Starting May 10, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, in collaboration with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will host a six-month session of Kids Can Grow, a program introducing families with children between the ages of seven to twelve to growing vegetables for healthy eating.
The program meets at Erickson Fields Preserve in Rockport.
Families receive materials – lumber, soil, nails, seeds and seedlings – to build their own raised beds at home and will be assigned a garden mentor to provide inspiration and assistance with their home garden bed once a month.
Kids, ages 7-12, and adults will learn the basics together in six monthly group classes at the Preserve’s gardens and practice their skills in their own 3’ x 5’ raised bed gardens at home.
The program begins with an orientation for the adult family members on Wednesday, May 10 from 4:00 to 5:15 PM at Erickson Fields Preserve, 164 West Street in Rockport.
MCHT staff and Master Gardener volunteers will lead a series of six monthly group classes from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Erickson Fields.
The first class will be held Wednesday, May 17.
The subsequent classes will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month, June through October.
The participation fee is $60 per family. Financial assistance is available on a sliding scale.
Space is limited and registration is recommended by Monday, May 8.
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This event takes place at Erickson Fields, Rockport
This former Rockport dairy farm features a 1.8-mile trail and gardens where young people grow food for the community.
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