ROCKLAND, Maine — It is said that a vegetable is sweeter if you pick it yourself. Children and their families will have the opportunity to taste the fruit or vegetable of their labor at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at the Coastal Children’s Museum.
Program Coordinator Megan Rogers and other members of the Children’s Garden Committee will lead visitors to the Coastal Children’s Community Garden and pick a few peas, spinach, chard and coriander. The families will then rinse them to make them ready to be taken home or left for other visitors to enjoy. Participants may pull a weed or two as well.
The Coastal Community Children’s Garden was conceived and planted in collaboration with the Good Tern Co-Op’s Educational Outreach Committee in Rockland on the hillside of the Sail Power Steam Museum in a plot donated by Capt. Jim Sharp of Sharp’s Point South.
The patch is growing tomatoes, basil, chives, coriander, zucchini, potatoes, beans, peas, carrots and chard with a purpose to introduce children to gardening and the joys of eating vegetables in a fun and hands on way. A Harvest Celebration with Uproot Pie pizza made with ingredients from the garden will be cooked up at the museum in October in concert with the Good Tern’s Autumn Social.
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