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Green Thumb and Yum: 'Let' get Growing!' for Kids Showcases Use of Square Foot Gardening

"Let's Get Growing!" will showcased a new way of gardening – the square foot garden.  
SUMMIT, NJ - Reeves-Reed Arboretum is set to debut a new program designed to teach kids a simple, efficient, and fun way to grow and harvest vegetables in less space, time, and work. "Let's Get Growing!" begins July 6 and continues through August 31, and will offer children, ages five through 12, an introduction to nutrition using a new way of gardening – the square foot garden.  

Square foot gardening is on a mission to change the world and make a difference locally.  With this unique and simple system, tools or fertilizer are not required, and once the garden is built, there will be no weeds. Everything in the square foot gardens, whether vegetable, herb or flower, will be edible.

Registration for the program is required, and space is limited, with sign-ups available for the entire, nine-week series or just one class. "Let's Get Growing!" is free to RRA members at the Family Level and above, with non-member fees priced at $20 per person per class, or $140 per person for the nine-class series.  
For information about "Let’s Get Growing!" -- which is supported, in part, through a grant from Union County Means Green imitative -- call, Environmental Educator Althea Llewellyn at 908-273-8787, ext. 1920, or visit reeves-reedarboretum.org.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue.

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