Growth Opportunity for Local Children: Gardening!

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There’s still time for your child to participate in the Spring 2017 Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. But you’ll need to hurry; the spring program starts Feb. 18. Also, this spring there’s a second children’s garden opportunity at the Voelcker Homestead, located in Phil Hardberger Park East, 13203 Blanco Rd., that starts Feb. 21.

Here’s more information about both opportunities:

SPRING 2017 CHILDREN’S VEGETABLE GARDEN PROGRAM—8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday mornings starting Feb. 18 and continuing through June 3 at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Pl. San Antonio is home to one of the nation’s oldest youth gardening programs. The program gives children age 8-13 hands-on horticulture education with help from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Bexar County Master Gardeners. Registration required. For more information, visit www.sabot.org.

CHILDREN’S VEGETABLE GARDEN AT PHIL HARDBERGER PARK—9 a.m. to 12 p.m every Tuesday starting Feb. 21 and continuing through June 6 at the Voelcker Homestead in Phil Hardberger Park East, 13203 Blanco Rd. The Voelcker Homestead garden is for children ages 7-14. Children can get their hands dirty as they learn every aspect of gardening, from planting to harvesting. With the help of volunteers from the Bexar County Master Gardeners, children begin each Tuesday morning with a hands-on activity in the garden, followed by a related lesson. Registration required. Visit www.philhardbergerpark.org for more information.

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