City Kids Can Do the Farm

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What’s more fun for a kid than a visit to a farm? The staff at the Robert J. Anderson Urban Agriculture Center, part of Toledo Grows, are betting most children will love seeing a work- ing farm. Forty-five minute tours give youngsters up-close looks at greenhouses, rain gardens, and the farm, as well as a chance to learn about bees in their hives and their roles as pollinators in the garden. Youth Outreach Coordinator Christin Wilkins explains that the Center also offers forty-five minute activities to make the tours more meaningful. Visitors can be “Farmers for a Day” and feed the chickens and water and plant the crops, or learn about the importance of worms or the farm ecosystem.

Volunteers work Wednesdays 9am-noon; kids are welcome! Robert J. Anderson Urban Agriculture Center, 900 Oneida St., near Bancroft and Cherry. 419 720-8714; more information about the Center’s programs and workshops at www.toledogarden.org.