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Volume 6, Issue 47  | June 11, 2021

Sherman Library & Gardens offers mini-gardeners summer camp in July

Kids – get ready to get your hands dirty! Learn to grow your own food in the beautiful Sherman Gardens during their summer gardening camp. Their garden educators will introduce you to the tasty plants that thrive here, help you to plant your own delicious mini-garden and teach you the basics of plant care. The camp includes a variety of fun and creative planting projects to take home including a mini-veg planter and recycled paper pots project. 

As mini gardeners, you will go behind the scenes, meet the garden horticulturists and learn in the garden before the public arrives. This STEAM-based camp will develop skills of observation, design and practical plant care. 

Sherman Library & Gardens boy with tomato plant

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Courtesy of Sherman Library & Gardens

Mini-gardeners learn “hands on” practical plant skills during summer gardening camp

COVID-19 Precautions: Children must wear masks at all times, except when eating. Group size is limited to 10 participants to allow for social distancing. All camp activities take place outdoors. 

Due to limited space, refunds will not be given. Participants may sign up for any or all of the weekly camps. There will be no proration of fees for any days a child participant cannot attend. Only 10 places are available per week, so book early.

Typical Daily Schedule:

–8:45-9 a.m.: Drop off at Library Courtyard Gate (Dahlia Avenue)

–9-10 a.m.: Exploring the garden with an activity, such as a scavenger hunt

–10-10:20 a.m.: Break/snack in the garden

–10:20 a.m.-12 p.m.: Practical creative/planting projects

–12-12:15 p.m.: Pick up at Library Courtyard Gate (Dahlia Avenue)

Age Guidelines: Mini Gardeners Summer Camp is geared for children ages 7-10 years old.

Camp Dates:

Week 1: Tuesday, July 6 through Friday, July 9

Week 2: Monday, July 12 through Thursday, July 15

Week 3: Monday, July 19 through Thursday, July 23

Week 4: Monday, July 26 through Thursday, July 29

Fees: Member: $180 per week; Non-Member: $200 per week

To register, visit For more information, go to


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