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Budding Gardeners: Winter Veggies

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Learn about the wide variety of vegetables you can grow in Jacksonville especially over the winter months. Experts from White Harvest Farms share tips for growing Thanksgiving vegetables in our region, such as pumpkins, sweet potatoes, kale, collards, fennel, onions, turnips, green beans, potatoes, and corn. Find out how to plant seasonal fall vegetables, then take one home to grow at your house. Chef Tinika Anderson of Clara White Mission demonstrates how to make delicious cooked greens, such as kale or collards. Then take part in a craft that demonstrates the nutritional value of Thanksgiving vegetables.

Budding Gardeners is aimed at children in grades 1-6 to discover gardening, conservation, and wildlife through interactive programs, crafts, and outdoor projects. Children and their parents or caregivers collaborate during a morning of healthy and fun activities. A snack in sealed packaging will be served.

COVID-19 health and safety guidelines will be practiced during this event. We require guests to wear masks indoors at all times, but we plan to hold much of this event outside with lots of space for physical distancing. Seating and work stations will be socially distanced. Masks are not required outdoors unless you cannot maintain at least six feet of distance from others.

The program is free for members and only $5 for nonmembers, but space is limited. Registration is required, so we know how many supplies to provide. Please call 904-355-4224 if your child cannot attend, so we can allow those on the waiting list to take part.

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Free for Garden Club members | $5 for nonmembers

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