Volunteers Sought for Kids Can Grow

Photo by Aaron Englander

Do you love to garden? Share that passion by volunteering as a mentor for families participating in Kids Can Grow at Erickson Fields. Join us on April 10th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM for the Kids Can Grow Mentor Orientation at MCHT’s Aldermere Farm office at 70 Russell Avenue in Rockport.

Since 2009, MCHT has partnered with the Knox/Lincoln County Extension Office to run a Kids Can Grow program at Erickson Fields Preserve. Through this six-month comprehensive gardening program, youth ages 7 through 12 learn how to grow nutritious vegetables, herbs and beautiful 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 .