Lil' & Juniors Gardeners Club
THE LIL' & JUNIORS GARDENERS CLUB IS TAKING A BREAK IN 2020 - CHECK BACK FOR FUTHER UPDATES!
Come join the fun every other Saturday at the Mukilteo Community Garden (time varies by season)
Children ages 5 to 11 are invited to join this exciting club. Gardening opens areas of exploration, awareness, enjoyment, amazement, and learning for children. The Club is dedicated to growing young minds in a stimulating environment through educational and enriching class sessions. The children will plant, tend, and harvest their own vegetable bed and donate their harvest to local food banks all while having fun, creating friendships and learning.
*NOTICE*-Parents/Guardians must be present at the garden at all times.
For more information, questions or to sign up- call or text:
Upcoming Dates and Topics
April 27, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:45am
Earth Day - Biodegradable vs. Non-biodegradable. Reduce, reuse, and recycle.
May 11, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:45am
Spring Season and Mother's Day Project.
May 25, 2019 - 10:00am - 11:45am
Parts of plants and flowers.
About Stephanie Casino - Club Coordinator
I moved to Everett from Boise, ID July of last year and am currently employed by the Mukilteo School district as a teacher at Mariner High School. I’ve been educating kids since 2011. My experience includes working for 4 different school districts as a substitute teacher or as a full-time educator (was a kinder-teacher in Maui); worked at the YMCA as a Pre-K teacher and a Camp Counsellor for the group pre-k to 2nd grade; Montessori Teaching Assistant; several times as a Daycare attendant; and I was also trained as a dental assistant. I’ve been infant, child and adult CPR, AED and BSL certified; and have completed at least 7 hours of Idaho Stars Program- (a type of certification for childcare providers). I ‘ve started a Lil’ gardener club in my previous community garden in Meridian, Idaho (Meridian Garden Co-op) where I participated for almost 2 years. However, we only began the program last year with 15 children participated at the highest attendance and about 3 children for the lowest participation. I have an adorable two year old son (Kaleo). You might wonder why I do what I do...... I grew up as a Catholic and grew part of Kiwanis (Key Club, Circle K and some day Kiwanis Club). I was awarded the prestigious Henry Albert Senior Public Service Award in college 2008. Stewardship, fellowship and volunteerism have always been part of my life and brings great joy to me. I feel like I’m making a difference, although small and might be insignificant. Three of my favorite quotes: “Be the change you want to see in the world”-Mohandas Gandhi, “The world is changed by examples. Not by opinions….Live by example” –Unknown and “To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure betrayal of false friends; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathe easier because you have lived. This is to have succeed.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson.