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Sign up now for 3-month kids gardening program “Veggie Patrol”

Childrens Story Garden at Hovander Homestead Park. Still from WSU Whatcom County Extension video via Youtube

WSU Whatcom County Master Gardeners are again sponsoring a 12-session spring/summer garden program, “Hovander Children’s Story Garden Veggie Patrol,” for children age 4- to 9-years old at Hovander Homestead Park on Saturday mornings.

This WSU Master Gardener program is also referred to as the Junior Gardener program. Organizers say the outdoor learning experience hopes to foster a love of nature and gardening in a whimsical setting.

Classes provide a variety of garden activities as the kids learn about soil and water, worms and composting and build scarecrows, terrariums and fairy/troll gardens. They will also learn about bugs, bats and bees.

As a result of their efforts, a variety of fresh vegetables will be provided to the Ferndale Food Bank at the end of the season.

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Classes will be held from 10am to 11:30am Saturdays from May 6th to August 12th and cost is $75 per child for the 12-week program. Children must be accompanied by an adult/parent/guardian for each class.

Online registration is available. For more information, contact the WSU Whatcom County Master Gardeners’ office by phone at (360) 778-5811 or via email to ChildrensStoryGarden@yahoo.com.

A video provided by WSU Whatcom County Extension showing the Children’s Story Garden at Hovander Homestead Park.

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