Garden 'n' Grow

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Every summer University of Missouri Extension offers Garden n’ Grow, a youth gardening program for children ages 8 to 13. This is a great opportunity for local youth to grow their own vegetables and learn about horticulture. The program also encourages the discovery of science and nature through gardening.

The Kirksville Garden ’N Grow program will meet every Monday and Thursday, May 23 to August 10 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at the Adair County Extension Center, 503 East Northtown Road, Kirksville. The first class will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 to plant the gardens.

The fee for the program is $30.00 per child. Space is limited to the first 10 to sign up. The deadline to register is May 17. 

Fixing squash blossoms, July 14, 2016

Participants have a garden plot where they grow their own vegetables. Not only do youth get hands-on experience with vegetable gardening, they will also learn about seeds, soil, how plants grow, insects, diseases, weeds, cooking with vegetables, nutrition and many other topics. The vegetables that the children grow are theirs to take home. Excess produce from the garden is donated to the Adair County Salvation Army Food Pantry.

For more information contact Jennifer Schutter, horticulture specialist, schutterjl@missouri.edu or call 660-665-9866.