Voelcker Homestead on Salado Creek Hosts Children’s Spring Vegetable Garden Program

Voelcker Homestead on Salado Creek Hosts Children’s Spring Vegetable Garden Program

Kids ages 7-14, it’s time to gear up and get your hands dirty during the spring 2018 Children’s Vegetable Garden Program. The program is an opportunity for children to learn every aspect of gardening, from planting to harvest, thanks to helpful instructors from the Bexar County Master Gardeners.

Participants meet on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. starting Feb. 20 and continuing through June 5.

Each Tuesday morning, participants will be given a hands-on activity in the garden, followed by a related lesson. Children will have fun gardening while also learning about teamwork, agricultural commodities, nutrition and how to be good stewards of the land.

A parent/guardian orientation takes place on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Cost is $75 per plot, with up to three children in a family sharing a plot. The program is located at the Voelcker Homestead, which is part of Phil Hardberger Park East, 13203 Blanco, near the Salado Creek Greenway.

The Spring Vegetable Garden Program is a cooperative project of San Antonio Parks and Recreation, Phil Hardberger Park, Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners.

For more information and to register, visit www.philhardbergerpark.org.

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