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Free youth gardening program at Trackside Teen Center

Free youth gardening program at Trackside Teen Center

Calling all green-fingered teens!! The free Youth Garden Program Green TeensSummer session begins Monday June 24by 9am-11am bee Center for teenagers on the railway. All rising middle school and high school students are welcome. No gardening experience is necessary, just an interest in nature and in helping others, as the program is rooted (no pun intended!) in community service. The program is held every Monday in the summer at Trackside until August 19. Applications are welcome at any time and registration is ongoing.

An initiative by Wilton Garden Club (WGC) and Trackside Teen Center, Green Teens is led by experienced WGC gardeners. Participants engage in hands-on activities such as designing garden beds, planting, maintaining and harvesting, and learning to cook with the produce grown in their gardens. They also occasionally listen to guest speakers and create creative garden art projects. During last year’s growing season, Green Teens donated 232 pounds of fresh, organic produce to the Wilton food pantry and 100 flower arrangements for the Wilton Senior Center And Wilton Commonsall from the gardens they tended.

“Our hope with Green Teens is to get more youth involved in creating and maintaining vegetable gardens, teaching them about the importance of healthy eating and giving back to the community,” said the co-chair of WGC’s youth garden committee. Laurie Musilli said. “There is something for everyone in this program.”

To register, visit the Trackside Teen Center website or contact Musilli via email.