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June 14, 2013

Organic gardening camp available

WINDBER — As a way to introduce children ages 5 through 12 to gardening and living a “greener” lifestyle, a mini camp will be held for children and parents June 23 at Berglorbeer Farma, 4265 Mount Carmel Drive in Windber.

The camp will run from 1 to 5 p.m.

“This is something parents and kids can do together to grow their own food and is a way to teach kids the basics to gardening using organic methods,” said David Sewak, owner of Berglorbeer Farma.

Some of the topics covered will include soil and worms, composting, square-foot and raised bed gardening, good bugs and native pollinator plants.

“It’ll be hands-on and kids will be able to take home something they plant themselves,” Sewak said.

The goal is to connect people to nature and wholesome foods and show them how to take control over what goes into their food.

“We want people to have a love of gardening,” Sewak said.

“Kids like to get dirty, so if they’re going to play in the dirt you might as well make it constructive for them.”

The cost for the workshop is $50 for one parent and one child.

An extra $10 charge will be added for each additional family member.

Includes materials, a vegetable plant and lunch.

Discounts are available for military families and members of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture and Western Pennsylvania Mushroom Club.

Registration is required by Thursday and can be done at

For more information, call 467-8762.

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