Our free "Growing Gardens" program for the whole family!
Our garden series returns this summer with some new and fun hands-on activities to help families learn how to grow and harvest their own fruits and vegetables. Our gardens are now located in the Dover Adventure Playground. Free with museum admission.
Thursday, July 12, 11am & 2pm
We will be taking groups to the gardens to explore and learn about the many herbs that we are growing and how those herbs and plants have been used for healing purposes over time. Make an herb sachet to take home with you! Find out how our plants are affected by the Ozone pollution in the air and discover the ways it shows in our gardens.
Thursday, August 2 at 11am
It’s not too late to plant edible veggies in your garden. Join us to plant some beans to take home and watch them sprout. The bean plants can even be planted in your garden, for harvest in early September. We will sample vegetables already grown in the garden and see what effect the ozone (air quality) has had on our plants.
HARVESTING THE GARDEN
Thursday, September 20 at 11am
Learn about harvesting and putting our gardens to bed for the winter. We’ll snack on the remaining goodies from the garden. Find out how our plants were affected by the ozone pollution in the air and discover the ways it shows in our gardens!