July 15-19, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily (aftercare options available)
Plant It! Pick It! Eat It! Join the Powell Gardens team to learn about vegetable gardening and harvesting. Children attending grades 3-5 this fall, who are interested in learning about how produce is grown, harvested, and prepared, can join us for this week-long day camp. Each day will have a theme inspired by what comes out of the garden. Participants will learn about the origin of particular foods, how seeds are grown into vegetables, how to identify when it is time to pick particular items and will work in teams to make one recipe each day. Students will receive instruction from a professional chef and Powell Gardens docents on proper kitchen techniques including knife skills, measuring, sautéing, and mixing. Each day includes a nature hike, snack and lunch, journal writing time, a recipe brainstorming session, games, and nature play. Sessions take place in the Heartland Harvest Garden and in the education classroom.