There were about 50 parents, children and volunteers in the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens this morning for the Sunflower Hour reading and art program held each Saturday through August 11.
The topic is different every week and today Faye Mihuta, a retired teacher, read books about butterflies to her audience. The community gardens has a Monarch butterfly way station planted near the garden entrance that is filled with nectar rich flowers that support butterflies and caterpillars. The children searched for fluttering butterflies to earn a sticker.
After the reading program, those who wanted to participated in a butterfly craft and coloring project. They made clothespin butterflies coloring the wings and also a cloth bag to carry vegetables.
The reading program is open to everyone and starts at 9:30. It is free. The garden activity begins at 10 a.m. and there is a materials fee of $5 per child. There are two more sessions remaining.
In addition to the program, some of the children checked on their entries in the sunflower contest.
And others did garden chores. Thank you all. It was a great morning in the gardens.