A Day in the Garden
Hosted by MSUE
Dates: 7/12/2022, 7/19/2022, 7/26/2022, 8/2/2022, 8/9/2022, 8/16/2022, 8/23/2022
Join Macomb County MSU Extension 4-H for A Day in the Garden to learn about basic garden practices, plant parts and how to care for plants. Enjoy fun activities, garden crafts, mindfulness, garden yoga and MORE! Open to youth ages 5-12. Participants will meet at the Max Thompson Family Resource Center, 11370 Hupp Avenue, Warren, MI 48089 on Tuesdays, July 12-August 23, 2022 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Attend one or more sessions. Lunch and snack provided. The cost is only $10 per session.
July 12: Become a Food Systems Detective
Learn through an interactive activity how food gets into your pantry and into your hands, and what happens when you throw away the empty packaging.
July 19: Food Systems Scavenger Hunt
Go on a scavenger hunt to find out about our community’s food system and its strengths, weaknesses, and resiliency.
July 26: What Goes In Must Come Out
Learn what it takes to produce the food we eat, the harmful outputs that come from producing such large amounts, and how making informed food choices can eventually contribute to beneficial changes.
August 2: Be A Food Systems Investigator
In this session youth will learn the key players in the production of our food with different roles, responsibilities and perspectives, along with the different career tracks available in the food production industry.
August 9: Ask an Elder: What is Your Childhood Food Story?
Youth will interview someone who grew up at least 30 years ago to get a sense of how advertising, costs, accessibility, and trends have affected their food choices at different points in their life.
August 16: Kitchen Waste Analysis: Consequences of Food
Youth will sort through a virtual kitchen trash can to learn how to properly sort waste. They’ll also see how proper food disposal, good planning, and a good waste management system can also save money and reduce environmental impact.
August 23: Choose Your Own Adventure
Youth will explore how they participate in food systems, how they can make changes based on their values, and how they can influence others to be more responsible consumers and to promote a more sustainable and just food system.
Registration is required. Please complete the registration process:
1) R.S.V.P. online at https://bit.ly/39FvZmS.
2) Enroll in 4-H Online with “SPIN Club Thompson 4-H Garden Club” at https://v2.4honline.com.
3) Pay the $10 per session fee. Pay by cash or check made out to MSU Extension on the day of the event or call (586) 469-6431 to make a credit card payment.
For more information, visit https://www.canr.msu.edu/events/a-day-in-the-garden or contact 4-H Program Coordinator Lizz Duran at [email protected]
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