Seed to Sprout garden program for preschool-aged children starts July 27

Posted July 22, 2022 at 5:26 pm by

Slow Food Land and Sea Garden — Contributed photo

San Juan County’s Depart­ment of Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices sends along news about their ear­ly learn­ing gar­den program.

This sum­mer, the Slow Food Land and Sea Gar­den on San Juan and Turtle­back Farm on Orcas, in part­ner­ship with the San Juan Coun­ty SNAP-Ed pro­gram, will be host­ing an ear­ly learn­ing gar­den pro­gram for preschool-aged children.

Ses­sions are free and drop-ins are wel­come. Each ses­sion is one hour long. We will be draw­ing and craft­ing, plant­i­ng, har­vest­ing, and read­ing books. Kids will be able to plant a vari­ety of veg­etable seeds and watch them grow over the sea­son. Each ses­sion we will har­vest a fea­tured veg­etable for par­tic­i­pants to take and try at home.

Wednes­day, July 27 will be our next ses­sion on San Juan, and we will be look­ing at pol­li­na­tors in the gar­den and har­vest­ing new potatoes.

San Juan ses­sions will be Wednes­days from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on July 27, Aug. 3, Aug. 17, Sept. 7, and Sept. 21. The Slow Food Land and Sea Gar­den is locat­ed across from the high school, next to the old apple orchard.

Orcas ses­sions will be Aug. 10 and Sept. 14, at Turtle­back Farm from 4 to 5 p.m.

Chil­dren must be accom­pa­nied by an adult. Fam­i­lies are welcome.

For more infor­ma­tion, con­tact Zoe Froy­land at 360–370-7519 or zoef@sanjuanco.com.

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