Oneida County 4-H, other organizations to offer youth gardening programs
Courtesy of Oneida County 4-H
ONEIDA COUNTY – Oneida County 4-H, in partnership with ArtStart, Northwoods Community Garden, UW-Extension Oneida County, Hanson’s Garden Village, and Old School Arts & Learning Center, is offering gardening programs for youth in grades 3-8 starting this March.
Youth will have the opportunity to participate in Community Roots, a monthly garden series aimed at helping youth learn, lead, and create through gardening.
The program series will take place virtually or outside at the Northwoods Community Garden in Rhinelander. Each session will begin at 4 p.m.
- Thursday, March 25: Seed Starting and Art in the Garden (register by March 5)
- Thursday, April 8: Honeybee Challenge and Art in the Garden (register by March 19)
- Thursday, May 6: Soil, Science, and Art in the Garden (register by April 23)
- Thursday, June 10: Exploring, Planting, and Art in the Garden (register by May 28)
- Thursday, July 15: Show What You Grow and Art In the Garden (register by July 2)
- Thursday, Aug. 26: Eat What You Grow and Art in the Garden (register by Aug. 13)
- Thursday, Sept. 9: What to Do with What You Grow (register by Aug. 27)
“The need for garden-based youth programming stemmed from an increase in families expressing interest in growing or raising their own food since the pandemic started, as well as the establishment of the Northwoods Community Garden in Rhinelander,” said Anne Williams, Oneida County 4-H Program Coordinator. “The intent of this program series is for youth to not only learn about gardening, but also to meet others, connect with caring adults, and develop life skills like self-reliance, making healthy choices, land stewardship, creativity, cultural diversity, collaboration, and more.”
Information and registration can be found at www.oneida.extension.wisc.edu, by calling 715-365-2750, or by emailing Williams at email@example.com.