Children’s Learning Garden
Stango Park is located along Kings Highway, at the corner of Adams Street and serves as the gateway to Lewes. The park is home to the former Lewes Public Library and the LIB Children’s Learning Garden – City of Lewes
The Children’s Learning Garden grows local fruits, vegetables and flowers. It provides hands-on experiences through supervised and planned activities. It teaches children about the important role that butterflies and other pollinating insects play in our environment, how plants clean the air, and where food comes from. Activities at the garden are on Mondays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. from June until the end of August.
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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.