This summer, KAB and the Alliance Recreation Center are once again partnering to provide gardening education to our community’s youth. With this collaborative project, kids attending the ARC’s summer camps work and learn in the garden three times a week.
The kids are raising corn, carrots, beans, zucchinis, cucumbers, tomatoes, kale, and several varieties of pumpkins. They weed and water the garden themselves and are running an experiment to see if naming a plant helps it grow. They take weekly measurements and chart the plants’ progress and compare it to a no-name plant. The results are currently inconclusive.
The garden also has a compost pile where we combine food waste and other compostable materials and watch it slowly decompose.
If your child is interested in participating in this program, contact the Alliance Recreation Center at 762-2201.