Community and School Garden Event

From the Ground Up
Community & School Garden Learning Event
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018
Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center
16483 County Seat Highway
Georgetown, Del. 19947

Are you a school or community looking to create a new garden or enhance an existing garden? If so, don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from and interact with Cooperative Extension experts, industry leaders and garden enthusiasts as we present essential best practices for creating and maintaining a successful community garden for your school, town or organization! The event will be free! Use our online form and register now!

Grow It, Teach It, Eat It
9:00 a.m.  Registration and visit exhibits
9:30 a.m. Welcome.
→Why a Community Garden?
→ Starting & Planning a Community or School Garden. Tracy Wootten, UD Sussex                          Cooperative Extension
→ Food Safety in the Garden and Kitchen,Nancy Mears, UD Sussex Cooperative Extension
→Learn from Others – Panel Discussion. Bring your questions!

11:00 Live Demonstration & Visit Exhibits. Learn more about:

  • Garden Smart, Garden Easy
  • Mini-Grant Opportunities
  • Healthy Foods for Healthy Kids – A School-Based Garden Curriculum
  • SnapEd Garden Funding
  • Misadventures of Peter Rabbit Puppet Show
  • Preschool Garden Program
  • Children’s Books to Enhance the Gardening Experience
  • Composting
  • Soil Testing
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Raised Bed Gardening
  • Extension Resources you can Trust

11:45 Great Door Prizes and Adjourn

This informative event will be held at the University of Delaware Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown 19947.
For more information email Tammy Schirmer or call 302-858-2585 ext 544.

The event will be free! Use our online form and register now!