Gardening with Children

Date: Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 Time: 1:00 am - 2:30 am Location: Mennonite Church of Normal (map and directions)


Photos courtesy of smblake (picking flowers), David K (first rain), OakleyOriginals (Something's On My Face), &  NH Children in Nature Coalition (girl holds a monarch).

Photos courtesy of smblake (picking flowers), David K (first rain), OakleyOriginals (Something’s On My Face), & NH Children in Nature Coalition (girl holds a monarch).

This event is free
and open to the public.

Flowers. Bugs. Trees. Mud. Time. These are all important ingredients in successful gardening with children.? Led by Jessica Chambers, Illinois State Horticulture Center Director, this program will focus on her experiences in establishing the?Center’s Children’s Garden and how to connect children to nature.

About the Presenter
Jessica Chambers attended Illinois State University where she graduated with a degree in Agri-Business while focusing specifically on horticulture. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Plant and Soil Science from Southern Illinois University. In 2005, ISU began the development of the ISU Horticulture Center off of Raab Road and was selected as the Director of the Center. Jessica was recognized with the John English Award for outstanding contributions to horticulture from the Master Gardeners and was a 2010 YWCA Woman of Distinction for her efforts.



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