STERLING, Ill. – Looking for fun in the sun while bonding with your child? The University of Illinois Extension is offering a Parent-Child Gardening Series for youth ages 2 through 5 and their parents to learn about growing vegetables and flowers through hands-on activities.
Produce grown during this program will be used for class tastings and leftover produce will go to participating families.
Classes will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at the Whiteside County Extension office, 12923 Lawrence Road, Sterling.
Weekly activities are:
- Seeds and plants, June 12.
- Soils and compost, June 19.
- Bees and pollination, July 10.
- Fruits and vegetables, July 24.
- Bugs and insects, July 31
- Caring for living things, and wrap-up activities, Aug. 7
Cost is $15 to cover activity materials. Register online at go.illinois.edu/Parent-ChildGardening. For more information, call 815-632-3611.