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Delta's Earthwise Garden hosts summer camps

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This summer, budding young gardeners are invited to grab a bucket and trowel, and dig in for the Junior Master Gardener’s summer camps at the Earthwise Garden and Farm in Boundary Bay. These creative, active programs are designed to get kids outdoors and playing in the dirt to discover the magic of nature and the fun of gardening.

Programs are for children aged seven to 12 and will run Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for eight weeks starting July 8. Each week has a different theme. Choose the ones that interest you most, or register for the entire series.

The camps explore a variety of topics from “Seedy Secrets” to “Farming Fun." Children will have a chance to plant their own sunflowers, beans and many other yummy plants, or learn to identify common backyard birds and build their very own wooden birdhouse.

Other weeks focus on water creatures found in ponds, wiggly worms and slimy slugs, and the world of creepy crawlies in the soil. Kids will lend a hand to some of the more helpful bugs by building a beautiful bug hotel! For the science buffs out there, one week will be all about “Plant Science” with real scientific experiments. Find out how to make two kinds of fruit grow on one plant.

For one special evening Earthwise will be hosting a Nocturnal Camp to discover which animals lurk around the farm and garden at night and go on a bat walk using real bat detectors.

Day camps cost $70 per week, or $60 per week for six or more weeks. The Nocturnal Camp is $30. Space is limited so register early. For more information and to register email info@earthwisesociety.bc.ca, visit www.earthwisesociety.bc.ca or call 604-946-9828.

Earthwise Society cultivates sustainability through education and stewardship and operates the Earthwise Garden and organic farm at 6400 3 Ave. in Tsawwassen.

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