Tiny Green Thumbs Learn Organic Gardening at UCF

Tiny Green Thumbs Learn Organic Gardening at UCF

Preschoolers at UCF’s Creative School for Children have a new organic garden to nurture and learn about, thanks to the sweat and toil of volunteers this summer.

The Creative School – which provides day care services for children of UCF students, staff, faculty and the community – hosted a Parents’ Planting day in June to assist with the effort. Parents, children and teachers planted seven rows of organic herbs and vegetables. Flowers also were planted to attract pollinating insects to the garden.

The UCF Arboretum provided the plants, supplies, compost, mulch and six volunteers to assist.

“There are so many benefits to young children having an organic garden in their play area,” said Tina Richards, environmental educator at the UCF Arboretum.

Read the full story at the UCF News and Information Web site.