Get outside and grow! In this innovative new series, join us to get your own garden growing. We’ll use veggie seeds to explore history, science, geography, cooking and more. You’ll receive a collection of activities to do every month, and videos to support each activity. Post your progress and successes to our SCBG Garden Club Facebook Page. Seeds will be mailed, activities will be sent electronically.
Please register by February 1.
February, The Great Pea Race
Every spring Thomas Jefferson and his neighbors engaged in a friendly contest to see who could grow the first peas for the table. Join in the first South Carolina Botanical Garden Great Pea Race. We’ll send you pea seeds, tips on how to grow them, information about the life and times of Thomas Jefferson, and you’ll be entered into the contest.
March, The Wartime Secrets of Carrots
This month we’ll visit World War II Britain and discover the war-time role of carrots. During WWII the humble carrot even became important to British national security and war effort. Learn more about the history of the carrot, victory gardens, and plant your own carrots.
April, Meet the Three Sisters
For centuries corn, beans and squash were the anchor of Native American gardens across the United States. You will receive the seeds to plant your own Three Sisters Garden. This month you’ll learn about Native American agricultural expertise and innovation, and specifically the lives of the native peoples of South Carolina.
May,The Pizza Puzzle
Can you imagine a pizza without tomatoes or peppers? This month we’ll explore the Columbian exchange to discover how veggies have moved around the world. Stop in Italy to learn how veggies from the new world transformed Italian cuisine. With step-by-step instructions you’ll discover how to make your own pizza crust and tomato sauce.
Thursday, April 1
Saturday, May 1