On April 17, fathers and mothers were invited with their children to Calloway's Nursery at 1601 Dallas Drive in Denton (Northwest of Golden Triangle Mall) to celebrate Earth Day 2010 by learning about planting.
Children from ages 5-12 planted seeds and plants in tin cans, focusing on Earth-friendly planting techniques. Adults took part in a free "Earth-Kind" clinic, that demonstrated ways to lower energy costs with trees and ways to manage soil and pests naturally. Calloway's also held hourly drawings for those signing up for their gardening club.
Kimberly Bird, vice president of retail marketing for Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery commented,
“As industry gardening leaders, we at Calloway’s and Cornelius, feel a tremendous responsibility to share and educate the community on earth-friendly gardening techniques. We also want learning to be fun and easy for all gardeners, and we believe this event will offer just that – education, information and fun!”
From the press release about Callie's Kids:
"In June children will learn about butterflies and participate in tin can tomato planting. Children should bring an empty tin can. All other supplies will be provided so they can decorate the can and plant tomato seeds. In July children will have the opportunity to plant grass seeds in a plastic cup and then decorate the cup. Later in the month they can learn about birds native to Texas and make cardboard binoculars to scope out birds. Children should bring an empty cardboard roll. In August the Callie’s Kids Program will focus on trees unique to Texas and summer blooming flowers. Children are encouraged to bring an empty egg carton. All of these learning opportunities are free to the public. Children who participate will learn ways they can help the earth and can take his or her finished craft home."
Below is the schedule for Callie's Kids:
June 2-Beautiful Butterflies
June 16-Tin Can Tomato Planting
July 7-Talking Plant Pals
July 21-Feathered Friends in the Garden
August 4-Texas' Mighty Trees
August 18-Eggscellent Flowers
All sessions will take place from 9:30-10:30 AM at every Calloway's location.
Whether you take your children to Callie's Kids or plant trees for Earth Day, get out and play in the dirt with your kids this spring and summer. The family that plays together, stays together.
For more information:
- Visit mytexasgarden.com.
- Calloway's website
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