The 20th Annual Summer Garden Project, sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center and Winona County Master Gardeners, in cooperation with the Redeemer/Land Stewardship Community Garden, started on June 1st and will run through August 17th.
Children will be planting, growing, and harvesting vegetables and flowers at the garden. Children will also learn about good nutrition and make crafts.
Why do we do this?
We are attempting to counter the violent messages children receive in our world. Children can benefit greatly by learning that touch can be nurturing, helpful, and positive. The touch involved in caring for and helping a living thing to grow can help a child learn this. The Summer Garden Project allows children a safe environment in which to nurture a growing form, to be responsible for its growth, and to learn that gentleness has its own rewards.
The Summer Garden Project, open to children ages 5-12, is absolutely free.
All of the spots in this year’s Youth Garden Project have been filled.