Published on 05/16/00

Griffin Seminar Features Children's Gardening

Tracy Barlow will tell how to plant a children's garden in a May 25 seminar at the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin, Ga.

Barlow, youth programs coordinator for the Atlanta Botanical Gardens' newly established Children's Garden, will also discuss how to introduce children to the natural world through gardening.

The creative speaker provides wonderful ideas on elements to work into a children's garden and the plants to use.

Barlow conducts school and weekend programs for children and families. She also develops curricula for the summer day camp and plans exhibits for the Children's Garden.

The seminar will start at 7 p.m. in the Stuckey Auditorium of the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin. It is sponsored by the Georgia Station Research & Education Garden. And it's free.

Refreshments will be served and handouts provided. For more information or directions, call (770) 229-3367.

Susan Varlamoff is director of the Office of Environmental Sciences of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.