An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until November 18, 2023
Children may ask, “Where does our food come from? How can I grow some of my own food?
The Mobile Botanical Gardens is happy to announce a multi-week program to answer those questions with a series of Saturday morning workshops for children, ages 8-12. Participants will explore what foods come from plants, what plants need to grow, and the work of farmers to bring good fruits and vegetables to our dining tables. From Dirt Day and Grocery Store Botany to harvest, young gardeners will plant and maintain their own raised bed ‘farms’ at MBG’s Magnolia Hill. Veggie Kids is sponsored, in part, by the Lily Woolford Charitable Trust.
Instructor: Dr. Judy P. Stout
Participation Fee: $50 per child members; $65 per child non-members (additional fee to be collected at first date).
Saturday, Sept. 16th, 2023. 10:00 – 12:15. What do plants need? How does a farmer meet those needs? Beds preparation. Plant seedlings – collards, cabbage.
Saturday, Sept. 23rd, 2023. 10:00 – 12:15. Germination requirements. Plant lettuces, radishes, turnip greens, spinach seeds.
Saturday, Oct. 7th, 2023. 10:00 – 12:15. Plant spinach, kale seeds. Thin seedlings as needed. Install organic rabbit deterrents.
Saturday, Oct. 21st, 2023. 10:00 – 12:15. Thin seedlings as needed. Weed, fertilize, mulch. Apply organic insect controls.
Saturday, Nov. 4th, 2023. 10:00 – 12:15. ‘Grocery Store Botany”. Harvest. Propagate herbs from herb garden.
Saturday, Nov. 18th, 2023. 10:00 – 12:15. Thanksgiving harvest. Family Day.
Additional harvest days will be announced to participants as food matures.
For additional information and to register, please email Judy Stout .