- May 15, 2012 News Release - 5th Annual Young Sprouts In The Garden, Saturday, May 19, 2012
|Master Gardeners of Greene County, Springfield, Missouri, news release|
5th Annual Young Sprouts In The Garden, Saturday, May 19, 2012
Springfield, MO, May 15, 2012 - At Springfield Botanical Gardens in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park
Plant a seed, dig for worms, grind corn, climb trees, make a bird feeder and visit a plant zoo at one of Springfield's most popular children's events, Young Sprouts in the Garden, sponsored by Master Gardeners of Greene County on Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Several area organizations team up to host over two dozen free hands-on activities including the National Weather Service, Springfield Area Herb Society, Beekeepers Association of the Ozarks, Missouri Department of Conservation, and Greater Ozarks Audubon Society. Admission is free, but donations for operational expenses are encouraged.
Children have the opportunity to observe live ladybugs and bees, create botany rubbings, and create nature creatures while learning about plants, weather, and conservation. "Anyone who hasn't made it out to this event... you're missing one heck of a great time." said Emma Raborn, Mountain Home, Arkansas, who attended last year.
Dellene Nelson, life long gardener and co-chair of the event, says "there are so many incredible activities. The children are completely engaged the whole time learning about plants and nature, wildlife and our environment. It's fun not only for the kids and parents but for everyone involved in hosting the event. The creativity that goes into the activities is phenomenal.”
While supplies last, children receive a take-home goodie bag for completing 10 or more stations. The event will take place, rain or shine.
Master Gardeners of Greene County is a volunteer group which aids the University of Missouri Extension by offering the public educational opportunities and answering home garden questions.
For more information, call 417-396-2807, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the event’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/events/217822501669225, View the complete list of the 5th Annual Young Sprouts in the Garden activities and participating organizations at www.swmogardens.com/fogcalendar/events/index.php?com=detail&eID=3768.
2012 Young Sprouts in the Garden participating organizations and businesses include:
2012 Young Sprouts in the Garden activities include:
Master Gardeners of Greene County