Excitement is sprouting up at the Youth Garden Project! We are busy setting ourselves up for the 2012 growing season, getting ready for kids to come back to the Garden, and launching our internship program! Here is a look at some of what’s going on and the things ahead…

Did you notice we look different online now? Thanks to AP Tech Services, the Youth Garden Project has been able to get up-to-date on the web. Enjoy looking at all of the different things we have going on in the coming year, and be sure to check out our photo gallery of recent Youth Garden endeavors!  Come visit online often, as we will be able to share with you the latest and the greatest, keep you posted on upcoming events and opportunities, and provide you with downloadable registration forms for Farmers’ Market, CSA, and Summer Camp!

Workshop participants starting pepper seeds

Starting your own garden this year or sprouting seeds for the first time? The Youth Garden Project will be offering a Seed Germination Workshop on Wednesday, February 15 from 5:00-6:30pm. This is a great opportunity to come and learn about what plants like to be started indoors and those that can be direct-seeded, cost-effective methods for starting on your own, and more. The workshop will be taught by past YGP gardeners Rhonda Gotway and Jess Oldham. We are looking forward to having them back to share with the community!

YGP will also be hosting a Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop Saturday, March 3 from 9:00-11:00am. Long-time orchardist Andrew Riley will share his expertise.

Internship Program Launch! With all of the changes YGP has been going through, we still haven’t skipped a beat! We have been hard at work recruiting people for our new internship program and we have a couple interns lined up already, with several more interested in joining our team this summer. We are excited to see the program take hold, and encourage community members to spread the word to individuals who might be interested- near or far!

Keep checking our blog often and “like” us on Facebook to stay the most current on upcoming activities of the Youth Garden Project.  Thanks for all your support!

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