Are you aged 10-14 and curious about how to design and grow a productive, beautiful vegetable or flower garden? Homegrown peppers, tomatoes, carrots, and beans taste so much better when you grow them yourself in a garden you designed, prepared, and tended. Join The Westside Summer Garden Club at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library and learn how to be a garden pro through hand-on workshops and activities with Bar Harbor Garden Club mentors.
The program runs from May-August and is geared toward children aged 10-14. Participants attend 8 hands-on programs at the Bass Harbor Library, tend their plots in Tremont, and troubleshoot and learn from their mentor. During the programs, participants will learn about the gardening process from planning to harvest, then get their hands dirty preparing soil, designing a garden, planting seedlings, and tending and harvesting their crops. The program will kick off with a garden designing and seed planting party in late May, and wrap up with a harvest celebration in mid-August.
The program is free, with a $20 materials fee. Scholarships are available. Space is limited to 12 participants. To register your interest and to receive more details as they become available, go to: https://forms.gle/5DTSvSrWPvjJEzJM7
The Westside Summer Garden Club is made possible with a generous donation from the Bar Harbor Garden Club.