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Kids urged to sign up for 4-H Children's Garden

Spend your summer in the Garden with the U of M! First through third graders are invited to sign up for the 4-H Children's Garden. Fourth through sixth graders can take on the challenge of becoming a Junior Master Gardener. Young gardeners will p...

Spend your summer in the Garden with the U of M!

First through third graders are invited to sign up for the 4-H Children's Garden. Fourth through sixth graders can take on the challenge of becoming a Junior Master Gardener.

Young gardeners will plan, plant, care for and harvest a garden plot at the Perham

Fairgrounds. Both gardens are located on the fairgrounds in Perham.

The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners, Extension staff, and community volunteers assist and educate youth in the gardening experience.

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Along with learning gardening skills, leadership and positive citizenship through engaging hands on activities, youth will also be educated in healthy eating habits.

Garden Schedule (Fridays):

May 26-5 to 7 p.m. - Garden planting

June 3 and 17 - 9:30 a.m. to noon

July 8, 15 and 29 - 9:30 a.m. to noon

Aug. 7 - 9:30 a.m. to noon

Aug. 12 - 9:30 a.m. to noon - Dinner from Dirt celebration

Cost: $25; Family Maximum: $50 (Checks may be made out to 4-H Children's Garden)

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A fee waiver may be requested..

To register, call 218-385-5420

For more information or a registration form please contact the University of Minnesota Extension office at 218-385-5420. Registration deadline is May 15.

The 4-H Children's Garden is limited to 20 youth; the Jr. Master Garden Program is limited to 10 youth.

Individuals or businesses may help supporting the children's garden by contacting Kelsey Wulf at 218-385-5420 or University of Minnesota Extension Service, 118 N Main, PO Box 250, New York Mills MN 56567-0250. All support is appreciated and necessary in educating youth to be self-reliant.

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