Loveland, Ohio - Granny’s Garden School invites the community to join them for their annual Harvest Celebration on Sunday, September 28 from 1 until 5 PM in the school gardens at Loveland Elementary and Primary Schools, on Loveland Madeira Road. The family celebration will feature a variety of fun, festive activities including arts and crafts, free food tastings, free mini-pumpkins for kids and more.
New this year, the Harvest Celebration will feature the final opportunity for adults and kids to join Granny’s Garden School’s “Harvest for the Hungry,” to glean the excess bounty of produce from the gardens, which will be donated to area food pantries and soup kitchens. Kids can taste baby green beans or yellow or “black” cherry tomatoes right off the vine; they have been grown organically and washed by Mother Nature. The program has donated nearly 500 pounds of produce so far. People can sign to harvest with Granny or one of the Garden Educators by going to the Granny’s Garden School website at www.grannysgardenschool.org.
Other activities at Granny’s Garden School Harvest Celebration include:
· Granny’s Little Pumpkin Patch
Kids can stop by to receive a FREE mini pumpkin from Granny. A great fall photo opportunity – bring a camera!
· Free Food
Sample delicious fresh, fall fare prepared from The Veg Head and Take Home Tano.
· Glue Fest
A “recycled” favorite! Back by popular demand, this fun station lets little artists make masterpieces from anything that can be glued on or glued onto.
· Take Apart Table
Do you have a kid who’s always asking how things work or what’s inside things that“go?” Let them stop by this station to take apart small appliances and other gizmos.
· Free Bouquets and Garden Tours – to Music!
Pick a free bouquet of flowers from our extensive gardens, walk the nature trail and garden paths or sit in the perennial gardens and enjoy a performance by the Loveland String Quartet
Granny’s Garden School’s Harvest Celebration is part of Cincinnati’s Great Outdoors Weekend. For more information about Granny’s Plant Sale or any other Granny’s Garden School programs, visit www.grannysgardenschool.com, call 513.324.2873 or email Roberta Paolo (Granny) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Granny’s Garden School
Granny’s Garden School was founded in 2002 by a grandmother who wanted to give children the opportunity to pick flowers. She began with a flower garden at Loveland Primary School - where her grandchildren were in the first and second grades. Today, with more than 100 vegetable gardens, a large herb garden, many flower gardens, a three-quarter mile nature trail and an apple orchard, the little flower garden is now one of the largest and most comprehensive school garden programs in the country. It is located on the 24-acre shared campus of the Loveland Primary and Elementary schools attended by all of the district's first-fourth grade students. Though based on school grounds, Granny's Garden School is a separate 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization funded by individual donations, foundation grants and various fundraisers. Services are provided to the school system free of charge.