Kids learn about gardening during unique camp



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After a weeklong camp, a group of children now know how to protect tomatoes as they grow, sell their produce at a farmers market and start their own garden at home.

Students in the youth garden camp, hosted by Purdue Extension Johnson County, learned how seeds germinate and what they would need to do to grow their own produce. They learned potatoes grow in the ground and that tomato plants need cages for extra support.

For three years, the Purdue Extension office has offered the camp for the youngsters aged 8 to 12. The camp is a way for local youngsters to learn the basics of gardening and where their meals come from.

 

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