Garden 'n' Grow

The Kirksville Garden n' Grow program will meet every Monday and Thursday, June 1 to August 10, 2015 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Adair County Extension Center.

Registration form (PDF)

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 Adair county Garden n' Grow program normally begins the first part of June and meets through early August. Meeting days and times are Monday and Thursday from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

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, 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