March 7: This Week in Gardening Club – Kids Can Compost with Wen Chia Parker

Dear Garden Club,

Learning GardenIf you were with us last week for the downpour, we had a great time painting with potatoes, but haven’t set them into the ground.  Which is all right, as potato planting season continues all through April!  We’ll wait for the ground to dry out a bit before trying our hand at container gardening.

This week, we have a wonderful book called “Kids Can Compost” by Wen Chia Parker.  Wen Chia is a personal friend and a UC Master gardener who  works in the Venice Learning Garden (http://www.thelearninggarden.org/).

Kids Can CompostThe first lucky 15 will receive her book free, everyone else can have to buy the book.

We’ll have a brown/green sorting activity, and we will have finished compost available for you to feel and take home.  Also, having participated in what is colloquially known as a “plug mob,” I have many seedlings of cauliflower, brussel sprouts, and purple cabbage for you, if you didn’t take one home last time.

We still need volunteers to help with clean-up and just talking to other moms during the activity.  Don’t be shy!  I know at least 2 of you who are well versed in compost and other aspects of gardening!

See you this Friday 9:30 at CDI!

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ELC Mom, Master Gardener, Parent Ambassador & Garden Club Coordinator

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