Kids Garden Club

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Registration for the 2018 Clintonville Farmers' Market Kids Garden Club is now open!

Download a registration form here

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 will meet at Over the Fence Urban Farm (143 E Dominion Blvd) on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30PM.
(The farm will be open starting at 6:15pm each week. Club will start promptly at 6:30pm.) Over the Fence Urban Farm is a chemical-free operation. No pets, please.

Meetings dates for 2018: (New!) Special Earth Day event 4/18, 5/16, 5/23, 6/6, 6/12, 6/20, 6/27, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22. Field trips will take the place on three of these dates.

The Kids Garden Club will sell their produce at the farmers' market on July 7 and August 11.

More details:

Each member of the CFM Kids Garden Club is expected to attend work meetings regularly. If you know in advance you will not be in attendance on any given date, please notify your garden mentor. The Club will meet rain or shine. If there is thunder or lightning, we will reschedule. Please check email up to 30 minutes in advance of each session for any weather-related cancellations.

Parents are encouraged to stay at the farm during club sessions. Parents of children 6 and under are required to do so. You are welcome to work alongside your child in the garden, or sit and read, work, or visit with other parents. If you do plan to leave, please be sure to let the garden mentor know in advance of doing so. Do not drop off your child any earlier than 6:20pm and return promptly by 7:20pm. 

Members are required to bring a water bottle and are invited to bring a snack. Bug spray is also optional, but highly recommended.

Please use the restroom before you come to Kids Garden Club. While facilities are available, bathroom breaks will take time away from our activities.

The cost of the Club is $50, includes weekly curriculum, club t-shirt, all tools and plants needed. Please print, complete, sign, and mail registration form with a $50 check payable to Clintonville Farmers' Market to CFM, PO Box 141318, Columbus, OH 43214. Contact club leader Jodi Kushins at jkushins@hotmail.com with any questions.

Click here to read all about last summer's club experience on Jodi's blog.


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