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Grant Will Allow Camp Herrlich To Teach Children To Grow A Garden

Fresh veggies from the Camp Herrlich Summer Garden.
Fresh veggies from the Camp Herrlich Summer Garden. Photo Credit: Contributed
Learning about Gardening from CSE Gardeners.
Learning about Gardening from CSE Gardeners. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

PATTERSON, N.Y. -- Camp Herrlich in Patterson announced it has received a $1000 grant from Cornell Garden-based Learning to fund its garden for 2017.

Thanks to the efforts of Katherine Everitt and Jennifer Stengle of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County, and in partnership with Camp Herrlich and Senior Program Director Jessica Vanacoro, children in the Camp After School Program and the Summer Day and Sleepaway Camp programs will get the opportunity to experience firsthand how educational and fulfilling it is to grow their own food, according to a release from Camp Herrlich.

The partnership will include funding the camp garden, providing plants and gardening gear for campers to take home with them, nutrition workshops provided by Kris Boyle from the Putnam County Health Department, and gardening workshops and training sessions for Camp staff and campers provided by the Cornell Cooperative Extension educators and Master Gardener volunteers, the release said.

For additional information about Camp Herrlich’s programs, visit www.campherrlich.org, and to learn more about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County, visit putnam.cce.cornell.edu.

Camp Herrlich is at 101 Deacon Smith Hill Rd., Patterson.

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