Garden 'n Grow
Every summer University of Missouri Extension offers Garden n’ Grow, a youth gardening program for children ages 9 to 14. 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 Adair County Garden n' Grow program started May 30 and meets every Monday and Thursday from 9:30-11:00 a.m. through August 12.
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, email@example.com or call 660-665-9866.
2013 Photo galleries
Planting our garden and enjoying freshly picked strawberries (PDF) - June 2013
Planting our raised beds and tub gardens (PDF) - June 2013
Painting garden signs (PDF) - June 2013
Working in the garden and making tomato cages (PDF) - June 2013
Making garden stones (PDF) - June 2013
Visiting the blueberry farm (PDF) - July 2013
Exhibiting our produce at the NEMO Fair (PDF) - July 2013