First Sprouts Event of the 2010 Season

It’s shaping up to be a great season for Sprouts activities. Workshops for your young Sprout age 3-8 will be offered at the Market on these days this season:

MAY 22

JUNE 19

July 24

August 21

September 18

October 23

The first and last workshops this season will focus more on the food system rather than food itself, due to the more limited nature of available produce at that time, while the middle four events will focus on trying new fruits and vegetables, meeting our local growers, and learning about what makes these foods so super-good for kids and grownups alike.

The May 22 event is co-sponsored by Urbana’s Market at the Square, Market vendor Tiny Greens, and Champaign County Extension’s Master Gardeners. Sprouts will learn from the Master Gardeners about how all our food – even animal products – really starts from humble little seeds and the foods that grow from them. Then MGs will then show your Sprout how to plant sunflower seeds into starter pots and will help them understand what the seed needs until the young plant is ready to go into the ground.

The workshop is free and will be happening continuously from 9-11 AM on Saturday, May 22. Just come by the Sprouts tent, located near the NW entrance to the Market – registration is not required. All kids and caregivers are welcome, but the workshop will be geared toward younger children. All Sprouts will receive a certificate of participation.

Questions? Suggestions? Contact Lisa Bralts, the Market’s Director, via email or at 217/384-2319.

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