It was a lovely morning in the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens with about a dozen children attending the Sunflower Hour reading program. At 9:30 children listened to stories about vegetables read by Faye Mihuta, a retired teacher and a community gardener.
After the stories, the children searched the garden for different vegetables and earned stickers as they found them and matched them to a game sheet that had simple drawings of tomatoes, corn, beans, cabbage and other vegetables.
At 10 a.m., those that were interested created cards, books and bags using stamps made from potatoes, the stalks of celery, apples, melons, mushrooms and more. The roses above were made by cutting the stems off a celery and using the base as a stamp. The leaves were carved from the raw potato.
Next Saturday, August 11, is the last day for the Sunflower Hour program. The reading program is free. The activity costs $5. per child to cover the cost of supplies.
Hope to see you there, Natalie Walsh, Garden Director. Natalie.Walsh@pitneymeadows.org