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Garden Juniors at the Library

10/01/2022 11:37 PM | Innes Mercean (Administrator)

What an exciting day!!! We had our first Garden Jr's event today. We took the children out to check on the plants ( from the spring) . The children found 2 caterpillars!! ( the library suggested naming them "Macadamia" and "Cashew" - lol) on the milkweed the CGC planted. Then, Melanie opened up a pod. We looked at the seeds and the kids let them fly away. We checked on the pussytoes which are nice and healthy. Then, we walked back to discuss annuals, biennials and perennials. 

While Melanie searched for jewelweed, the kids learned about the differences and sorted seed packets into baskets ( annual /perennial). They looked at the aster plants to see which flowers were pollinated. Melanie returned with the jewelweed pods. Parents, kids and staff delighted in bursting open the pods. Those corkscrews are so cool. We ran out of time. We handed each child an aster plant and shovel ( I had leftover from a few years ago - what do you do with 40 kid shovels, lol) Melanie distributed a sheet with aster information. We invited the parents to attend the Community Day celebration. Many said they would attend! Hooray! A GREAT DAY!! Thanks - many, many thanks to Melanie - that expertise makes the event great! Thanks to the garden club for your support!! 

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