The Green Team, the Prairie Pedlar’s garden club for kids, will resume this summer after a 4-year hiatus, thanks, in part, to
financial contributions from the P Buckley Moss Foundation. Funds from the sale of Pat’s artwork, Bouquets of Love, that
depicts a scene of the Prairie Pedlar, will be invested in children’s garden tools, craft supplies and scholarship funds for
Children eight years old or older, who still love to play in the dirt are encouraged to join the “Green Team” to learn exactly
what makes a garden grow. Each morning, young aspiring gardeners will learn simple garden tasks and their benefits, create
take-home projects, and gain hands-on experience in the garden and greenhouses. Working side by side the crew at the
Prairie Pedlar, students will enjoy a personal glimpse of successful garden practices that will make their gardens grow, too.
Our goal is to develop garden expertise that will last a lifetime. Regardless of each student’s level of experience, everyone is
invited to the garden to learn and experience the fine art of gardening and enjoy nature crafts and flower fun. A garden is
one of the best outdoor classrooms of all, and we anticipate that as the children connect with the earth, they will grow deep,
not just tall!
Three Green Team events are scheduled for 2013. Each session will run from 8:30am – 11:30 am. The cost per session is
$15 and participants may attend one, two or all three days. Registration is required and may be limited to a manageable size.
Reservations will be honored on a first-come/first serve basis until the classes are filled.
Green Team Planting Party – a focus on garden design, preparing flowerbeds and planting seedlings. Students will assist in
outdoor spring garden chores while identifying the numerous signs of spring all around them. Explore the garden with a
scavenger hunt and select a favorite posy combo from the greenhouses to take home.
Garden Work and Play – celebrate Mother Nature’s artistry and assist Her with some necessary garden chores to keep the
gardens gorgeous: pruning, deadheading, and watering. Experience the colorful bounty and learn how to design fresh-cut
flower bouquets and enjoy the simple pleasures of hollyhock dolls, daisy chains and flower games.
Garden Secrets – Learn about the magic of herbs, and discover novelty plants like balloon flowers, sensitive plants and
popcorn cassia. Learn about flower folklore, harvest some garden veggies to take home, carve names and faces in
pumpkins, and build a fairy house in the garden for others to enjoy.
For more information and reservation forms, contact Jane by email (email@example.com) or mail:
Prairie Pedlar; 1609 270th Street; Odebolt, IA 51458