The Franklin Farmers Market’s new educational youth garden will officially open on Thursday, April 7th as local children plant the first seeds to be grown in the garden. The Growing Kids Educational Garden at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm is designed to involve and educate children about healthy food, the environment and the importance of agriculture.
The Growing Kids garden project will provide hands-on lessons for kids on where their food comes from while encouraging environmental stewardship with organic growing methods. Classes for the kids will be taught by farmers and gardening experts and creative lessons will include such subjects as worms, weird weeds and purple tomatoes. The classes are free and are designed to catch the attention of elementary school-aged children.
The Franklin Farmers Market Association is partnering with the City of Franklin Parks Department which is providing approximately a half acre plot for the garden at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm located at 239 Franklin Road.
The official opening ceremony for the Growing Kids Educational Garden will take place on Thursday, April 7th at 5:30pm. The public is invited to join kids, farmers and local officials for the first planting in the garden.
For more information, contact the Franklin Farmers Market creative services director Lisa Tidwell at (931) 451-0283 or at email@example.com .