Grow your own veggiesPosted by MomOnMars on January 12, 2012
Texas AgriLife Extension Service provides an opportunity for children 8-13 in age to learn about gardening by growing their own vegetables in a a 3.5’x 28’ plot at the beautiful San Antonio Botanical Garden alongside Bexar County Master Gardener volunteers. Children will get to grow different types of seeds, herbs, vegetables, and ornamental annual flowers, as well as articipate in fun, hands-on Junior Master Gardener activities and weekly educational gardening presentations.
How to Apply: Download and complete the application and submit it to the San Antonio Botanical Garden no later than Thursday, February 9, 2012. Space is limited, so apply early. Just because you apply, doesn’t mean you are automatically in. Acceptance in the program will be based on completeness of the application and willingness to attend each Saturday morning session (only two absences are allowed).
In order to gain the most from the learning experience and to help ensure successful growing, participants must attend all sessions (no more than two absences are allowed). Families are welcome to share the gardening experience with their children; however, parents should remember that this is the child’s plot and learning experience.
Participants accepted into the program will be notified by Monday, February 13. After notification of acceptance into the program, a non-refundable program fee of $40 per plot which is used for the purchase of seeds, plants, compost, fertilizer, mulch, and other material must be paid on February 18, the first day of registration/orientation.