Many hands make Kids Cottage learning garden a success

August 30, 2014

Story Location:
Rehoboth Beach  Delaware  19971
United States

After a few years of planning and discussion, Kids Cottage has successfully established its learning garden with the help of several parents, teachers and children.

With help from American Hardscapes and a few volunteers to plan and build, the back portion of the outdoor play area was dedicated to planting, growing, and nurturing a full garden. Parents donated herbs, vegetable seeds and flower seeds. A stone walkway is situated throughout the area.

Kids Cottage also provided garden rock painting at the annual VegFest this year as part of the garden activities. First pickings from the garden have allowed many parents to take home mint, basil and rosemary.

Cadbury at Lewes asked to partner with Kids Cottage along with the Lewes Chamber of Commerce, The Nature Generation, and Lewes in Bloom for a monarch butterfly program to establish Official Monarch Way Stations in the area while educating others about the plight of the monarch.

The Nature Generation donated copies of the book "A Place For Butterflies," by Melissa Stewart for each of the children in the Pre-K classrooms. In addition, Kids Cottage Pre-K students had the opportunity to create and display pictures of monarchs during the month of June while some participated in a butterfly release at Cadbury June 22.

Each season, the children will help take care of the garden by watering; picking vegetables, herbs or flowers for home; and replenishing. All are welcome to visit Kids Cottage at 35448 Wolfe Neck Road, Rehoboth Beach and take a tour. Call 302-644-7690 for more information.