Calling All Junior Master Gardeners: Garden Harvest on Sunday, August 12, 2012!
Contact: Susan Jones, 315-338-7730
Join the Junior Master Gardeners Program on Sunday, August 12, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Steuben Memorial State Historic Site, Monument Rd, Remsen, NY. At this time, the Junior Master Gardeners will be harvesting the historic garden plantings at Steuben Memorial State Historic Site as part of their ongoing service project. All Junior Master Gardeners need to hand in their reports on their Growums gardens as part of their Junior Master Gardener Service Project so that awards can be prepared. Awards will be given out on Sunday, September 16 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Steuben Memorial State Historic Site, Monument Rd, Remsen, NY. The awards ceremony will be part of Steuben's Birthday celebration.
The Junior Master Gardeners Program engages children in novel, hands-on learning experiences that instill a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind. The Junior Master Gardener Program also inspires youth to serve others through service learning and leadership development projects.
Fort Stanwix National Monument is open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission to the park is free. Activities are ongoing unless noted. For more information about upcoming events please call the park at (315) 338-7730. Please visit the park's web page at www.nps.gov/fost for additional information about the park and up-to-date news about park events.
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Did You Know?
In the 18th century it was possible to travel to the interior of North America almost entirely by water. Fort Stanwix was built to protect the largest break in this chain, the Oneida Carrying Place. This was a 1-6 mile long portage area situated between the Mohawk River and Wood Creek in New York. More...