Our own San Antonio Botanical Garden hosts one of the oldest youth gardening programs in the nation, and a new season is about to begin! The multi-week program begins Saturday, Feb. 21, and offers children ages 8-13 the opportunity to have a true hands-on experience growing vegetables and ornamental plants in their own plot at the beautiful botanical garden.
Instructors from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Bexar County Master Gardeners provide guidance throughout the program. Participating in the program is a big commitment with tasty and educational rewards.
Participants must attend every Saturday through June 6 (two absences allowed). Children can earn their Junior Master Gardener certification by participating in fun, hands-on activities each week after tending to their garden. Families are welcome to share the experience with their child; each child participant must have a parent or guardian with him or her while at the garden.
For more information, visit www.sabot.org or contact Timothy Roan at 210-207-3278. Cost is $30 per child or $40 for two children to share a plot.