NH Children’s Museum Green Thumb Club starts this weekend

Green Thumb Club growing a pizza garden at Children’s Museum this summer

 A new children’s gardening program is starting up at the Children’s Museum of NH this summer, with four Saturday sessions that culminate with a garden harvest and pizza party. The Green Thumb Club is planned for kids ages 4-9 in partnership with a parent or other adult.  Each session of the four sessions is included in paid museum admission and free for museum members. Pre-registration is requested to ensure there are enough materials for all, and families can sign up for just one session or all four.

The four sessions of the Green Thumb Club will include:

Planting a Pizza Garden: Saturday, May 25 from 10 – 11:15 am
– Get ready to get dirty as everyone works together to prepare and plant a garden full of ingredients that will be used to make pizza at the final session. Dig in and plant tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and herbs.

Make Seed Paper: Saturday, June 22 from 10 – 11:15 am
– Participants are invited to act like wasps, who scavenge materials in nature to create paper for their nests. In this workshop, everyone will learn how to blend up paper scraps, leaves, flowers, seeds and more to make paper. These seed-rich pieces of paper will grow colorful wildflowers when taken home and planted!

Planting in Odd Containers: Saturday, July 20 from 10 – 11:15 am
– Who says plants have to grow in plain old pots? The museum will have all kinds of odd containers on hand — including old boots — for families to fill with soil and bring home to add unique whimsical touches to their own garden.

Pizza from the Garden: Saturday, August 17 from 10 – 11:15 am
– Time to harvest the garden planted in May. Everyone will help gather the bounty from the garden and use all the ingredients to make a delicious pizza for the group to share!

To register for Green Thumb Club sessions, please call the museum at 603-742-2002 during weekday business hours.

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