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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 2nd Grade and Older

May 12 - September 29, 2015

8:00 - 10:00 a.m.

PEBC Learning Garden

$115 per Gardener for the whole summer!

Free transportation available, if needed, in Jackson County

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.

Club gardeners will gather one day each week to care for their garden and do a wide variety of fun activities such as decorating their produce bags for garden goodies, create garden flags, butterfly feeders, and a fairy garden just to name a few! They’ll learn to make healthy foods using the garden’s produce and sample yummy snacks made from garden herbs and veggies like lemon balm popsicles, dandelion cookies & mulberry muffins. PLUS - they’ll take home 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 2014 season on October 6 and enjoyed our Family Garden Party on Saturday, October 11.

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

2015 Garden Club Dates:
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, *25
September *1, *8, *15, *22, *29
Remaining dates to be decided as the garden winds down for the season.

Meeting from 8:00-10:00 a.m.unless noted with * (3:30-5:30 p.m.)

click here for Registration form

click here for Garden Club Flyer

 

2014 Garden Club Members

Click here to see 2014 photos

 

This Garden Club is sponsored in part by the folllowing:

Robert & Helen Remick Charitable Foundation - Kozy Heat Fireplaces ITC & Prairie Ecology Bus Center

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: June 1.