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The mission of the PEBC
is to be a vehicle for understanding and appreciating the natural
wonders in our own backyards.

Sixth Annual Garden Club

For kids completing 3rd Grade and Older

May - October

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

PEBC Children's Garden

Sparks Park 935 N. Hwy 86 - Lakefield, MN


PEBC started the first Garden Club the summer of 2010.

Garden Club is a summer-long day camp, now under the direction of Naturalist Alisha Flemming, that will teach your child the "ins and outs" of gardening, from planning their garden to planting to watering to harvesting.

Regular club sessions meet most Tuesdays from 8:00-10:00 a.m. during summer days on the dates listed below and meet after school starting in August.

Gardeners gather one day each week (for two hours) - throughout the summer months - to care for their garden and do other fun activities such as decorating their own toad houses, making stepping stones, creating balloon terrariums and solar ovens, tin can chimes and pinecone birdfeeders, just to name a few! PLUS they will learn to make healthy foods using the garden's produce, sample yummy snacks made from garden herbs and veggies and take home the veggies they grow! Attendance at every session is encouraged, but not required.

This is an ideal opportunity for youth to learn about Minnesota's agricultural heritage first-hand as they experience the joy of digging their hands in the soil and the fun of picking and eating produce they raised themselves. Please see links below for more information.

We wrapped up our season on October 6 and enjoyed our Family Garden Party on Saturday, October 11.

Call the PEBC office at 662-5064 for more information.


2014 Garden Club Members

Click here to see 2014 photos


To Register: Call the Prairie Ecology Bus Center at 507-662-5064 or print registration form, complete and mail with your registration payment to the PEBC, Box 429, Lakefield, MN 56150 (or drop off at our office at 935 N. Hwy 86, Lakefield). Registration deadline: May 20.