PHONE: (313) 593-5644
DATE: April 18, 2005
Gardening program puts kids in the dirt
Interpretive Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is offering
hands-on gardening programs for children 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. A pizza party will be held at harvest time
using the garden-grown goodies.
"Kinder-gardeners" will meet from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on
the following Thursdays: May 19, June 2, June 9, June 16, July 7, July
21, August 11 and August 25, which is Harvest Day.
"Sprouts" will meet from 6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the following
Tuesdays: May 17, May 31, June 7, June 14, July 5, July 19, August 9 and
August 23, which is Harvest Day.
The fee for either program is $35 per child. Registration forms can be
printed at http://www.umd.umich.edu/dept/na/registergarden.pdf.
Registration ends May 6. To register, or for more information, call (313)