The Junior Gardener’s Program
If your children enjoy spending time outside, learning about the environment, or growing plants, they will enjoy the Junior Gardening Program at the LibraryFarm located outside the Northern Onondaga Public Library (NOPL) at Cicero.
Each fun-filled session is based around a science topic; classes are planned outdoors in the sun but on rainy days can be inside the library.
Some class examples are:
- Learning to start seedlings and seed saving
- Learning about habitats for beneficial insect pollinators
- Soil testing and analysis
- Building solar ovens and making s’mores
Kids will enjoy time in the Junior Gardener’s very own “5 Senses Garden”. This garden is designed specifically for children. During the summer the Junior Gardener’s will use this space to plant seeds, care for plants, learn about soil, and pick what they grow.
The LibraryFarm schedules one to two Junior Gardener’s classes each week. Children can be registered for the full program or sign-up individually for each class. The Junior Gardener’s Program runs June through September and is recommended for ages 8-12.
If you’re interested and want to learn more about the Junior Gardener’s Program at the LibraryFarm Orientations are being held within NOPL at Cicero’s Community Room.
Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 am-12 pm
Monday, Feb. 23, 6:30pm to 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 7, 3-4pm
Questions can be directed to Miss Nicole (Children’s Librarian), Jill Youngs (Branch Manager), or Miss Adrienne (new science educator on the LibraryFarm) from the Cicero Library Staff.