bowl of salsa, people picking and cutting tomatoes.

Pre-registration was required to attend this event.

Grow a Salsa Garden is designed for rising 3rd-12th grade youth (2021-2022 school year). We hope to encourage and inspire them to grow their own food and make salsa! 

Each family will receive 2-five gallon buckets, filled with soil, with holes drilled in the bottom to grow their tomato transplant, cilantro seeds and onion bulbs. They will also receive gardening resources.

Youth are invited to two in-person sessions at their library. At the first session, they will plant their items, decorate garden stakes and then take the buckets home. At the second session, they will make salsa in anticipation that they will be able to make their own very soon!

In addition, youth will be offered an opportunity to “showcase” their vegetables at the DeWitt, Macon & Piatt 4-H Show in July. Youth and adults will also be able to post pictures to a private Padlet board and/or Facebook group.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Rachel Davidson (she/her/hers). Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs, when possible.