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Summer Gardens and Flowers

5:30PM to 7:30PM
Earn your Flowers and Gardener badges while exploring Sarah’s Garden, a 1872 garden restoration, with experts from the U of I Master Gardeners of McLean County and the David Davis Mansion Foundation. In the Gardener Badge workshop, learn about the history, design, and flowers grown in Sarah’s Garden and experiment with the use of soil, water, and sunlight in growing plants. Make a mini-fairy garden to take home. In the Flowers Badge workshop, you’ll become a  botanist on a flower hunt. Learn how flowers were used to heal illnesses in earlier times and create a special Tussie Mussie that you can take home. Who: Girls entering grades 4-5 Location: Sarah’s Garden - David Davis Mansion, Bloomington Gardener Badge Workshop Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 or Thursday June 6, 2013 Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013 Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Fee: $9 per girl Flowers Badge Workshop Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 or Thursday, June 20, 2013 Time: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013 Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Fee: $6 per girl Min/Max: 15/30 girls per session Closing Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 In advance of the class, learn more about Judge David Davis, his wife Sarah, and their friendship with Abraham Lincoln at www.daviddavismansion.org. Wear clothes to work in the garden and bring a water bottle and camera. Girls must attend with a troop leader or parent. ...