PEEC Hosts Kids’ Summer Gardening Program

Kids enjoy PEEC’s garden – from digging the soil to planting the seeds to eating the results. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

What could be more fun than messing in water and dirt, and then planting seeds? Even better is the fun of watching those bits of green peek through the dirt and turn into edible pumpkins and carrots.

Kids entering grades kindergarten through three can participate in Kids’ Summer Gardening at PEEC. Led by gardener, and Montessori educator Laural Hardin, the class meets every Wednesday from June 5 through Aug. 7, with a special Harvest Day in September. Each of the 11 sessions runs 9-10:30 a.m. with a fee of $75 per child or $60 for PEEC members.

Hardin loves teaching kids’ gardening because “A child has a natural love of all things living, so giving them a garden is magic in the making.” She’s taught gardening to elementary-aged kids and even helped to found an outdoor farm school for ages 5 through 10. 

Kids’ Summer Gardening will feature garden stories, art, science and play, along with lots of time learning how to help plants grow.

For further information and to register (registration in advance is required), call 662-0460, drop by PEEC (Pajarito Environmental Education Center) at 3540 Orange St., or visit

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