4-H, Arc partner on summer plants program

The Arc Mower County and Mower County 4-H are partnering to offer two, three-week summer sessions in a “Power of Plants” Summer Adventure Club.

The hands-on sessions are geared toward youth with special needs, ages 12-21. The programs will be held at the Arc Mower County at 401 Second Ave. NE in Austin. All sessions are free and snacks will be provided. Questions on transportation can be directed to the Arc at 507-433-8994.

The first session will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Mondays, June 4, 11 and 18. The session will focus on plant development, soil and water, horticulture and fruits and seeds. A trip to a local greenhouse will be included.

The second session will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Mondays, July 23, 30 and Aug. 6. The focus will be on learning about insects, learning the basics of vegetable production, how to use herbs and planting a herb garden. There will be a field trip to the county fair.

For questions or to sign up, contact the Arc Mower County by phone; by email, office@thearcmc.org or at its website, www.thearcmc.org

The sessions are open to the first 15 participants; a minimum of five are required to hold the sessions.

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