Children’s Learning Garden News

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First planting of 2018 - Lewes After School Program

On a sunny but chilly Friday, April 27th 5 children from Miss Anna Lockerman’s 4/5 grade class at the

Lewes After School Program help plant the first batch of crops in the Children’s Learning Garden.

They planted parsley, carrots, potatoes, green beans, lettuce, onions and sunflowers.

left to right – Marilyn Vai – LIB Co-chair, Claudio R. Gonzalez, Dianne Stevens, Elijah Johnson, Deb Cebula, Ignacio Marin Quiroz, Betsy Hansot, Kathleen Merlo, Sue Parks, Juan Dominguez, Anna Lockerman, Nancy Palladino, Joanne DeMarco, Jane Charters, Kelis Gibbs
Photo by Tom DeMarco

Children's Learning Garden - Summer 2017

Text by Nancy Phillips & Photos by Fred Phillips

The Children’s Learning Garden kicked off its 2017 season on May 30, with a thank you celebration to Maureen Miller, Lewes Children’s Librarian. Maureen retired on June 15. She has presented a garden inspired story hour every week since the inception of our garden in 2013. The children and their families enjoyed strawberries topped with Cool-Whip. The committee presented Maureen with a Lenox vase. Jennifer Noonan will be the new Children’s Librarian and will continue to present story hours every Monday at 10:30 a.m.

Brent Marsh, a Sussex Master Gardener, presented his “Peter Rabbit’s Misadventures in Farmer McGregor’s Garden” on Friday, June 23rd. Children learned all about vegetables and what insects live in the garden.

Siohban Duggan and LIB volunteers presented “Fairies and Gnomes” on June 30th. Children made a Fairy and Gnome garden in our CLG garden and participated in Arts and Crafts activities.


Our popular “Lady Bug Day” was on July 21th. Dianne Stevens, an LIB member, lead cooking in the garden on July 28th.

August programs were fun filled as well. Sue Everitt, an LIB member, presented a program about “Pollinators” on Aug. 11th. Maureen Miller will present a program about “Butterflies” on Aug. 18th.

All our programs are listed on our website, Facebook, and in the Cape Gazette. Come visit our garden to see what’s growing.