2018 is the 26th consecutive year that the Master Gardener Volunteers of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County have offered this engaging and interactive summer gardening program that children love, and return to year after year!
Growing interest in the summer gardening program has led to its ongoing renovation and expansion of the garden, where children learn firsthand how to grow fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, native and pollinator plants that attract many species of birds and butterflies. Children love to visit the whimsical Fairy Garden, create art in the garden, and learn all about recycling through composting and so much more.
Activities for the 2018 Children’s Garden program include:
The 2018 program provides a hands-on, engaging learning experience for children ages 5 through 12. Children will be included in one of two appropriate groups for their age, either 5-8 years or 9-12 years old*. Other than the last session on August 29, parents do not participate in the program.
The eight-week summer program meets every Wednesday morning, 10:00- 11:30 am from July 11 through August 29. Sessions cancelled due to weather conditions will not be rescheduled. Please inform us in writing of any serious allergies.
We hope your children can join us this summer. We have lots of new, exciting and fun activities planned! Feel free to contact Donna Alese Cooke, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-727-7850 ext 225, if you have any questions, or would like more information about the Children’s Garden.
*Looking for a youth gardening program that lasts longer than the summer, or for your child over 12 years old? Ask about our new Junior Master Gardener Program for ages 8 & up!
If you have any questions or would like more information about the Children’s Garden:
Last updated April 20, 2018