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Teach Kids Gardening Basics

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Parenthesis, a non-profit organizations that has promotes better parenting skills with its programs would like to have a quarterly program at the Oak Park Conservatory to teach children aged 3-5 some basics in gardening.

They need two Master Gardeners for this; the Master Gardeners would have to develop the program andwould work directly with the Parenthesis director, Marilyn Strezak.

There would be 10-12 parents and 17-18 children at each quarterly program.

Parenthesis would like the first program to be held on July 31st. Typically Parenthesis has dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and the program would be immediately after dinner.

The Oak Park Conservatory would provide pots, potting soil, seeds, etc. The program could be pretty basic (planting a few seeds in a pot and showing the children how to make them grow). Parenthesis would like a seasonal theme, but the volunteers will have a free rein in designing the program.

Please contact Jackie Paine at via email at msjlpaine@aol.com and she will put interested Master Gardener volunteers in touch with Marilyn Strezak.

Comments: rwolford@uiuc.edu



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