Best for ages 9–14 or those in 4th–8th grades but open to those up to age 18.
Starting in July, Cumberland County Extension will be conducting new short-term 4-H programs for any interested youth. Current 4-H enrollment is not necessary for participation. The Kids Can Can program will meet once a week on Thursdays, July 20 – August 17, 9–11 a.m. for five weeks at the UMaine Garden at Tidewater Farm and UMaine Extension Office in Falmouth. Registration ends July 6th or when the course is full.
Strawberry jam, pickles, and salsa—all of these foods can be made from scratch with fruits and vegetables grown in your own garden. Join UMaine Extension staff and volunteers in this hands-on, interactive program that will teach participants how to grow and preserve the garden’s harvest. Each session will begin in the Gardens at Tidewater Farms as we harvest the fruits and vegetables needed to make jam, pickles, salsa, and more. Then we’ll move to the kitchen and prepare a batch of delicious preserved foods. Each participant will take home a jar of what we make.