Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Georgia Street Summer Garden Club

Hands On Learning For Ages 8 And Up!!!

Georgia Street Community Garden Partners with MSU Extension to Start Summer Garden Club

Detroit, MI-- June 21, 2011—Georgia Street Community Collective is starting its first ever summer garden club with the help of MSU Extension in Wayne County. The club will provide hands on learning activities and field trip opportunities for students attending summer school or any children 8 years and up interested in gardening activities.

Garden club members will get to grow vegetables and plant a butterfly garden, they will be trained in how to cook and eat from the garden, and attend an exciting lecture series of pollinating creatures such as bats, bees, butterflies, and other bugs. Active garden club members will go on field trips to visit other Detroit gardens, Eastern Market, and participate in a day trip to Michigan State University campus. Dedicated garden club members will take part in a public performance in front of a live audience.

The garden club will meet every Wednesday and Friday from 12:45pm to 4:00pm between June 29th and August 19th at Georgia Street Community Center on the corner of Vinton and Georgia streets. The registration fee is $20 which includes the price of field trips, snacks, one Georgia Street Community Collective t-shirt, and the entire lecture series. Scholarships and family discounts are available upon request.

Georgia Street Community Collective was founded by Mark Covington, a resident of the neighborhood near Harper and Gratiot where the gardens are located. The gardens currently consist of five lots, including a fruit orchard, greenhouse, and children’s park. The community center hosts a multitude of events and activities year round and is working toward expanding into a library and computer center.

For more information contact:

Meg Marotte, Community Gardening Associate
MSUE Wayne County
(313) 309-1685
Mark Covington

2nd Annual Street Fair

Saturday, June 25,2011 1:00pm to 4:00pm