Registration open for Garden Camp

Purdue Extension’s Youth Garden Camp will help local kids improve their green thumbs.

The program for children ages 8 to 12 will run from 9 to 11 a.m. June 9, 16, 23 and 30 and July 7 at the Purdue Extension office on the Johnson County fairgrounds in Franklin.

The cost is $15 per child and includes all class-related materials, a T-shirt and a daily healthy snack.

Camp sessions will focus on hands-on activities related to soil, plants, pests, garden-to-plate nutrition and more. There also will be crafts and team-building activities.

The camp has been spread over several weeks so that budding gardeners can learn about the science of plant development and environmental responsibility. Children will get to plant seeds and watch them grow over the course of the camp.

Membership in 4-H is not required for Garden Camp participants.

Enrollment is limited to the first 20 children to be signed up.

For additional information, contact Heather Dougherty at 317-736-3724 or by email at