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Register for the Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp at Abma's Farm

06/13/2013 03:59PM ● By Anonymous

This summer, Abma’s Farm will hold the Junior Master Gardener Summer Camp to teach children about gardening and horticulture. This hands-on camp will give kids a chance to work in a vegetable and herb garden, teach them about where their food comes from, and will let them observe and learn about a real, working farm. The classes will follow the 4-H curricula for the Junior Master Gardening Program and the Golden Ray Series.

The camp is for children ages 7-12. There will be 8 week-long sessions, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. One week costs $250, though the price is reduced to $225 if you register for more than one week or register more than one child. 

Each week has an individual theme:

Week 1 (June 24-28): Plant Growth & Development  

Children will learn how to grow plants and make our world a better place.

Week 2 (July 8-12): Soils & Water 

Kids will get their hands dirty and learn how soil and water are important to plants and all living things.

Week 3 (July 15-19): Ecology & Environmental Horticulture   

Children will learn how people, plants and animals all depend upon each other and how to help take care of our environment.

Week 4 (July 22-26): Insects & Diseases      

Kids will find out what is bugging them and their plants by exploring the world of insects and plant diseases. They will learn what bugs are our friends and which ones are not.

Week 5 (July 29-Aug. 2): Landscape Horticulture

Campers will learn how to create and take care of beautiful gardens and how to attract birds, insects and other creatures to their own backyards and neighborhoods.

Week 6 (Aug. 5-9): Fruits & Nuts

Kids will learn about the many different kinds of fruits and nuts. They will learn how to make fruit smoothies, raisins and even peanut butter!

Week 7 (Aug. 12-16): Vegetables & Herbs

Children will learn how to grow and harvest many different kinds of vegetables and herbs. Then they will learn how to prepare and cook them in some yummy dishes and beverages.

Week 8 (Aug. 19-23): Life Skills & Career Exploration

Campers will learn more about themselves, their friends and their school. They will discover how to make plans for the future and do what they love doing.

For more information or a registration form, you can stop in to the greenhouse and talk to Catherine or contact her by telephone at 201-891-0278 ext.6 or by email at catherine@abmasfarm.com.

Abma’s Farm is a family-owned farm located at 700 Lawlins Road in Wyckoff. Four generations have grown the farm into Bergen County’s only produce, poultry and pork farm, featuring hormone-free and antibiotic-free chickens and pigs fed all-natural vegetarian feed and growing non-GMO vegetables. For more information, visit www.abmasfarm.com.

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