2016-2017 Truro Children’s Community Garden Highlights
When: Wednesdays at 4 p.m. (off season); Thursdays at 3 p.m. July-August
Where: Back deck of the Truro Public Library
Description: Maggie began the children’s garden in 2010 with Executive Director of Sustainable Cape, Francie Randolph. Randolph receives local Cultural Council grants to employ a gardener who works with the Truro Recreational Program teaching K-6 elementary school children during the weekly garden program. Classes begin with a game of Tag Your Fit. Children take home goodie bags to share what they’ve grown with their families. The young gardeners also deliver excess produce to the Truro Central School for their school lunch program.
Every year has a new art-related theme from November-January with a February art opening at the library. Last year’s theme was “Bee Diversity” and the children drew and painted different bee species. Selections from the exhibit travel to the Barnstable County Fair and to the Truro Agricultural Fair. Each year the children’s artwork is seen by an estimated 15,000-20,000 people.