This is the 14th annual Garden Fair that aims to help kids find out that they can grow plants too.
WACO, Texas– Most kids might not even understand how to grow their own plants. The master gardeners of McLennan County work their hardest to change that.
“We like to make certain they’re understanding the process,” Occasion Chairman and Master Gardener Laynie Miller said.
Dealing with kids is something the gardeners ensure they do typically.
“Our Master Gardeners do a great deal of jobs with children, we have a few schools that we have programs with,” Miller stated. “We have actually dealt with a summer camp, and yeah, we believe that you understand, begin ’em young. Lots of kids do not understand that the veggies do not come from the supermarket. They come from the ground.”
Growing in Central Texas is especially challenging. It’s hot and there’s not a ton of rain. Master Gardener Hilary McDaniel, who led the water conservation station states discovering methods to protect rain water when it happens is important.
“Water is our sustenance and when you reside in these alkaline soils you need to combat that was something,” McDaniel stated. “That something is protecting water when we get it.”
Sunday’s 14th annual Children’s Gardening Fair is about teaching and giving kids a chance to learn things they do not consider frequently.
Learning about handy bugs, and finest practices for growing can go a long way.
Miller states the very best part about putting on this event every year is seeing all the kids smile.
“Their questions are the best and their smiles and the, you know, ‘look at this.’ I mean, just the excitement that they produce. That’s what keeps all of us encouraged to keep doing it,” Miller stated.
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