Kids are more likely to eat vegetables that they participate in growing, so health conscious parents who want to entice kids to eat vegetables can start by teaching their kids to garden. Not all of us know much beyond our experiments of dropping some seeds in a spot and hoping rain & sun produce a plant. The Sycamore History Museum is offering “Gardening Basics for Children” this Saturday, August 18th from 10-11am to help out. This workshop is designed to give parents and kids the framework to start and motivate gardening to eat. Kids and parents will work with experienced gardeners to learn gardening basics, getting hands and knees dirty, while having a good time.
August is harvest time. Working hard all summer, pays off in August as participants get to eat food from the Museum’s garden on Saturday. A chef from Hy-Vee and Master Gardeners will show children how to make pizza, pesto, and other treats from garden fresh ingredients. The program will end with a feast for all. Sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension. This event is free to attend. The Sycamore History Museum is located at 1730 North Main Street in Sycamore. Call 815-895-5762 or visit www.sycamorehistory.org for more information.