It's hard to think about Spring when there is snow on the ground but here is a cool eco program for kids that should be checked out for your little ones. The Queens Botanical Garden is an urban oasis where people,
plants and cultures are celebrated through inspiring gardens, and
educational programs. Queens Botanical Garden is looking for a new crop of
young horticulturists, ages 5 to12, to participate in 2010 sessions of the HSBC
Children’s Garden Program. Registration for the Spring Session, which begins on
March 27, 2010, is now open.
Teaching children about gardening shows the benefits of eating fresh food and teaches children early to
appreciate vegetables. Each spring at QBG, children's imaginations and
learning blossom as they harvest springtime vegetables such as lettuce, spinach
radishes, and peas. Participants will also visit the bee garden and design
their own fantasy garden space, and make mother's day cards with paper they've
seeded with parsley and basil.
QBG’s Children’s Garden is the first “green” children’s
program in Queens and also offers kids the opportunity to practice different
sustainable gardening techniques, such as composting and mulching, and learn
about the reuse and recycling of materials.
- Spring classes take place Saturdays from
March 27 through June 12 (except for Memorial Day weekend) from 9:30 a.m. to Noon.
- The fee for the Spring
Session is $325, and a 10% discount is available for QBG family members.
- Parents can visit
www.queensbotanical.org/childrensgarden or contact Rebecca at (718)
886-3800, ext. 230 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
A free Children’s
Garden Family Day will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. Families will get a preview of the HSBC Children’s Garden Program and
will receive $50 off tuition if they sign up for the Spring Session that day.
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