Here’s a gift idea that will keep giving through the spring months and far beyond. Give the give of a garden plot at the San Antonio Botanical Garden as your child participates in the spring Children’s Vegetable Garden Program open to kids ages 8-13.
The garden program provides an opportunity for children to grow their own vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants with help from instructors from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners.
The program is a weekly commitment for children (and a parent) that takes place each Saturday from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. (only two absences are allowed). The spring program begins Saturday, Feb. 20, and continues through June 4.
Participants are given a garden plot that measures 3.5 feet by 28 feet at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Children use their plot to plant and sprout various seeds, vegetables and flowers. Each Saturday children tend their garden and can participate in other hands-on activities to earn their Junior Master Gardner certification.
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is located at 555 Funston Place in San Antonio. Cost to participate in the spring program is $40 per child or $60 for two children to share a plot (non-refundable). For more information about the program or the botanical garden, visit www.sabot.org, or if you have questions, contact Timothy Roan at 210-207-3278 or timothy.roan@ sanantonio.gov.