2018 Clintonville Farmers' Market Kids Garden Club
The goal of the Clintonville Farmers’ Market Kids Garden Club is to teach neighborhood children ages 6-12 how to grow vegetables while cultivating their appreciation for the work of farmers. Participants will receive 3.5 months of garden education and will help to plant and maintain their own garden bed.
The Kids Garden Club meets at Over the Fence Urban Farm every Wednesday evening. Over the Fence Urban Farm is a chemical-free operation.
The Kids Garden Club will sell their produce at the farmers' market on August 11.
June Club Update - By Jodi Kushins
The Clintonville Farmer’s Market Kids’ Garden Club returned to the farm last night after a week off site for a field trip to Chadwick Arboretum. The kids (and their parents) were amazed to see how much things had grown in two weeks!
We’re trying to grow a lot in a pretty small space, so the garden is a bit of a jungle at this point. It seemed appropriate to begin club with a reading of Strega Nona’s Harvest, a great picturebook about gardening with the moon and a plan to keep beds “orderly so it is easy to pick the vegetables.”
We broke into three groups and rotated between tasks – weed/seed/feeding in the garden, making soil blocks and planting winter squash seeds, and painting signs.