More than plants grow in 4-H Teaching Garden
Staff Report | July 28. 2014 7:55PM
Enzo Scott, 8, of Auburn feels the runoff as Garden Manager Tracy Morley pours water on a clump of straw while giving a lesson in the 4-H Teaching Garden at Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn last week. Also pictured is Jacob Sevigny, 10, of Bedford. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)
The 4-H Teaching Garden, a joint project of the UNH Cooperative Extension and the Audubon Center, is used to give young people a better understanding of agriculture and appreciation for nature.
Tracy Morley, the garden manager, says vegetables grown in the garden are donated to the New Hampshire Food Bank, while some of the flowers and herbs grown there are used in the Elders on the Grow program at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home.
Kids in Audubon’s WildSide Day Camp spend time in the garden as part of their regular program. And series of garden workshops for children ages 5-12 concludes with two sessions in August. On Thursday, Aug. 7, the subject will be “Friends and Foes in the Garden,” and on Aug. 21 it’s “Destination Pollination.”
For more information, contact Morley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-2863.