growing nutritious vegetables, herbs and flowers for their families

Volunteers sought for Kids Can Grow program at Erickson Fields Preserve

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ROCKPORT — Monday April 13, Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT), a statewide land conservation organization, invites the public to a volunteer orientation for individuals interested in mentoring families participating in Kids Can Grow at MCHT’s Erickson Fields Preserve, located on route 90 in Rockport.

The orientation will be held from 4 to 5 p.m., at MCHT’s Aldermere Farm, at 70 Russell Avenue, in Rockport.

Since 2009, MCHT in partnership with the Knox/Lincoln County Extension Office has run a Kids Can Grow program at Erickson Fields Preserve. Through this six-month comprehensive gardening program, youth ages 7-12 learn how to grow nutritious vegetables, herbs and flowers for their families in their own 3 x 5 foot raised-bed gardens at home using intensive square foot gardening techniques. 

Children participate in a series of “hands on” gardening classes at a central location, and then repeat what they learn at home using materials the local program supplies and home visit help from a volunteer mentor to assist and inspire them.

For more information about Kids Can Grow and volunteering, contact Joelle Albury at 207-236-27396 or email aldermere@mcht.org.

More information about Erickson Fields Preserve and Maine Coast Heritage Trust is available online at www.mcht.org.

 

Event Date: 

Mon, 04/13/2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Event Location: 

Aldermere Farm

Address: 

70 Russell Avenue
Rockport  Maine
United States