Gardening for Families

Summer Gardening Fun for Families

Children who like to dig in the dirt and plant things have a special place reserved for them to grow at the Community Organic Garden on our campus.

 

You and your children are invited to join other families in the enriching experience of growing food together. Accompany UM-D student interpreters to learn tips and techniques involved in sowing, tending, and harvesting organically grown vegetables. We’ll also have fun exploring soil, worms, composting, garden creatures, and pollination at the beautiful and interesting Community Organic Garden on the UM-D campus.

 

This year's program will be coordinated by Natalie Ray and Jennifer Shockling.

 

The program fee is $35 per child. One adult guardian must attend each session with their registered children. This program is for children 6-8 years of age and their parent.

 

Registration for this program is available here.

 

This year we will meet on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM on the following dates:


May 28 (Planting); June 4, 18, 25; July 9, 23; August 13, 27 and September 10 (Harvest Day).

 

Contact Rick Simek at (313) 583-6371 or rsimek@umd.umich.edu with any questions.

 

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University of Michigan – Dearborn
4901 Evergreen Road
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 593–5338
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