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It Is Not Too Hot to Sign Up for 4-H Gardening

Are you looking for a program for your child or children that is educational, teaches how to garden, promotes a healthy lifestyle and is fun? If you are, you need to sign them up for the Ochs 4-H Garden Club. This 4-H program is open to children 5 through 18 (as of September 1, 2011).

The garden is located at 14644 113th Avenue North in Largo, with the entrance on Hamlin Blvd.

While the garden is may seem quiet during the summer, it is filled with memories of the past gardening season and its bountiful harvest of beans, cucumbers, squash, peppers, and potatoes.

The cost to join 4-H is $15 per child per year and covers the cost of the 4-H project book and group accident insurance. There is an additional cost of $10 per garden plot. All vegetable plants, seeds, fertilizer, and supplies your child needs to grow a vegetable garden are provided.

This garden is a 4-H project club and club and project book work is expected of all members.
Gardening hours will be on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Gardeners can pick one day or garden on both days.

You must pre-register your child or children by contacting Jean Rogalsky at jrogalsk@pinellascounty.org or 727-582-2597. Pre-registration is necessary as plots are limited and this program is very popular and is growing each year. Registration and orientation will be held August 25 at 6:30 p.m. Further details will be available upon pre-registration.

4-H and Extension programs are open to all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age,
disability, religion, or national origin.