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Sprout Your Scraps! Kids Kitchen Scrap Workshop and Contest
A Vegetable Potting Workshop will be held on February 18 (President's Day), bewteen 10:30 and 12 noon.
Sprout Display & Contest: March 22-24, 9am - 4pm daily in the John J. Willaman Education Center
Did you know that many vegetable scraps can be sprouted and grown into new plants? Join in on the race to sprout your kitchen scraps! First, we will spend President's day morning at Jenkins learning about the grwoth cycles of plants and potting up our own vegetable scraps to bring home. In this hands-on workshop we will explore the growth process of many vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, and beans! Four weeks later, we invite you to bring your sprouts back to Jenkins to be put on display for a weekend show and contest. Show us what you have grown! With categories like "Longest Sprout," "Biggest Leaves" or "Sturdiest Sprout," everyone is sure to win. Children of all ages are welcome to join with adult accompaniment.
Free of charge, all are welcome. No pre-registration required.
More About Jenkins Arboretum
Jenkins Arboretum is a privately owned and operated natural arborteum that is open to the public free of charge 365 days per year. H. Lawrence Jenkins established the arboretum on his property as a memorial to his wife, Elisabeth Phillippe Jenkins, who was avid gardener. The Arboretum opened to the public in 1976. Views of the valley all the way to King of Prussia, as well as up-close views of nature can be seen along the 1.2 miles of paved pathways that wind through the 40+ acre site. The property features an education center that was finished in 2010 and five different garden areas, including Rhododendron Collection, Green Ribbon Native Plants®, The Woodland Garden, Wildflower Gardens and a Bog Garden
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