August Garden Activity Kit

Summer Harvest

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Garden Activity Kits are a great way to bring our monthly children's programs themes alive in your home while supporting the JCRA's Children's Program.

August's Spotlight Theme—Summer Harvest

You planted vegetables this spring. Tended to them throughout the hot summer. Now, they are filling your house with yummy goodness! Celebrate all the fresh summer produce with us this month with our children's programs focusing on vegetable gardening.

The August Garden Activity Kit highlights the bounty of a summer's harvest! Enjoy a delightful read: "Right This Very Minute . . ." a table-to-farm book about food and farming by Lisl H. Detlefsen. Then, encourage your kids to become garden chefs while using their own kid-friendly cutting board and knife to slice and dice yummy vegetables! Also included: a fragrant basil plant to put in your garden or on a sunny window shelf, vegetable seeds to start your cool-weather garden, recipe cards to document your new family favorites and this month's Garden Spotlight: Summer Harvest.

Kits are available for pick up at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC on Friday, August 13 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm. If you can not pick up your kit on this date, contact us to make other arrangements. Kits can also be mailed for an additional fee paid at the time of order.

All ages but suggested for families with preschool through elementary aged children.
$20.00 per kit, $10.00 for shipping.
Kits are available for pick up from the Arboretum or can be shipped for an additional fee. Pick up times will be emailed once your order payment has been received.
JC Raulston Arboretum, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, NC 27606.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please contact Elizabeth Overcash, children's program coordinator, at for more information about this program.