Kids are so fascinated by how things grow. First planting with something that looks dead, a seed, and then watching it grow into a plant that changes daily. Kids learn a lot from gardening, said Tommie M. James, Family & Consumer Science Extension Educator for Bryan County. It teaches a sense of responsibility and accomplishment. There is nothing better than eating fresh produce picked from your own garden. Gardening promotes environmental stewardship and provides opportunities to learn about science, nutrition and health. Gardening also provides an opportunity for a child to spend one on one time with a family member or with the whole family.
For families and kids who would like to learn more about gardening, they can visit the Bryan County Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service’s “OSU Kids Garden Patch” at these upcoming county events.
Bryan County Family Expo
Saturday, March 2
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Southeastern Visual & Performing Arts Center, Durant
Texoma Spring Garden Fling
Friday, April 5, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday April 6, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Haggard Hall, Bryan County Fair Grounds, Durant
The “Kids Garden Patch” is a fun and interactive educational booth designed for youth. While visiting the booth youth will plant a vegetable plant, view fun and easy garden projects; test their sense of smell at the “4-H Herb Garden” and much more.
For additional information on gardening, contact the Bryan County OSU Extension Office at 924-5312.