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Kids learn horticulture at community garden.

July 31, 2015

“The kids were fabulous. They asked insightful questions and had a surprising knowledge of plant-life,” Lyon said.

While at the garden the children sampled raspberries, placed university student-made beehives and learned about different plant habitats, flower anatomy and bees.

X Camp Coordinator Timi Miles said, “The kids were truly involved and engaged because they could explore and be hands-on. That is what X Camp is all about.”

The camp created by Montana Western’s School of Outreach is in its second year and includes week-long camps for the visual arts, language arts, outdoor sciences and world history. It promotes creativity and keeps kids in grades two through five engaged in fun and educational activities during the summer, Miles said.

The community garden was started six years ago as an outdoor classroom. It grows enough fruits and vegetables to contribute to Montana Western’s dining services.

For more information on X Camp contact the Montana Western School of Outreach at 406-683-7537. 

Community garden information is available by calling Lyon at 406-683-7075.