Martin's Garden at Coleman Farms is partnering with Master Gardner, Julie Franklin, and University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to bring your children an introduction to the wonders of gardening!
Do you remember the wonder of watching a seed germinate?
Have you experienced the joy of watching plants grow?
Do you know a child who would be interested in these experiences?
This four-session experience will introduce children to the wonder of gardening through a series of activities and books. Participants will learn about “ugly vegetables,” Jack’s garden, and plants gone wild through hands-on activities, garden journaling, and reading.
MG SPROUTS is led by screened and trained Master Gardener Julie Franklin who partners with UGA Cooperative Extension to provide gardening and horticulture information to the public. Master Gardeners participate in at least 40 hours of classroom training and 50 hours of volunteer service on behalf of UGA before earning the Master Gardener title.
Day 1: We’ll read Eve Bunting’s Sunflower House as we begin learning more about seeds and flowers. We’ll also make our very own seed tapes that we’ll plant in the children’s garden. Since you can’t plant seeds without giving them water, we’ll make our very own water bottles! We’ll also work on our Garden Journal and Keepsake Flowerpots.
Day 2: Jack’s Garden by Henry Cole is the perfect book to help us learn more about diversity among plants and insects! We’ll learn about “friend and foe” insects in the garden and make our own Ladybug and Bee Buddies. We’ll also talk about composting and begin making Worm Boxes. Of course, a day in the garden wouldn’t be complete without playing in the dirt! What could be more fun than planting a Pizza Patch Garden?!
Day 3: We’ll continue learning about how composting makes soil and helps the earth by reading Compost Stew and visiting the farm’s compost pile. We’ll also learn how to make our own potting soil and use it as we add a plant to the Keepsake Flowerpot we made on Day 1. We’ll also use it to plant garlic bulbs that we can take home to watch sprout. Working on our Garden Journals and enjoying a Nature Scavenger Hunt will round out our day.
Day 4: Learning about how gardening can bring people together and how to be good stewards of the land will be our focus. We’ll read two books today – The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin and The Tree Farmer by Chuck Leavell. Making Plant Pals using recycled materials will be one of our hands-on activities. We’ll also play Veggie Concentration, decorate wooden coasters to use at home, and complete our Garden Journals.
Both Camp Weeks are For Grades (K-2nd)
Two WEEKS TO CHOOSE FROM
June 4th-7th 10:30 am -12 pm
LIMITED TO 6 CHILDREN. PLEASE REGISTER BY MAY 31st
July 9th-12th 10:30 am -12 pm
LIMITED TO 6 CHILDREN. PLEASE REGISTER BY JUNE 30th
Location: Martin's Garden at Coleman Farms
410 Coleman Road Roswell, GA 30075
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR PARTICIPATION IN MG SPROUTS