Gardening for Families

Summer Gardening Fun for Families

Children who like to dig in the dirt and plant things have a special place reserved for them to grow at the Community Organic Garden on our campus.


You and your children are invited to join other families in the enriching experience of growing food together. Accompany UM-D student interpreters to learn tips and techniques involved in sowing, tending, and harvesting organically grown vegetables. We’ll also have fun exploring soil, worms, composting, garden creatures, and pollination at the beautiful and interesting Community Organic Garden on the UM-D campus.


The coordinator for the program will be Center interpreter Jenni McCue. Jenni brings wonderful enthusiasm and gardening experiences from a summer internship with Earthworks in Detroit to share. Also leading the program will be Lizzy Clyne and Sabrina Mastroanni..


The program fee is $35 per child. One adult guardian must attend each session with their registered children. This program is for children 6-8 years of age and their parent.


Registration for this years program is CLOSED, Please try again next year.


Contact Rick Simek at (313) 583-6371 or with any questions.


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University of Michigan – Dearborn
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Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 593–5338