Kids Can Grow

Hands-on Gardening Experience for Children, Aged 7 to 12, in York County

The Kids Can Grow program, begun in York County in 1999, is going to continue on hiatus here due to covid-19.  We want to err on the side of being cautious, so there will not be a Kids Can Grow program in 2021 in York County.

Given the time frame needed for the program (April to September) and the close proximity of inside classes, working together as teams or with youth  gardeners at home, we felt it would be difficult to keep everyone safe.

Here’s hoping for a brighter and healthier future so that the program can run again.

Thank you to everyone who has helped provide such a wonderful experience for the kids.


"Kids Can Grow" youth participant stands proudly next to her newly planted square-foot, raised-bed garden


For More Information, Contact:

Frank Wertheim, Cooperative Extension Educator
UMaine Cooperative Extension in York County
15 Oak Street, Suite 302
Springvale, Maine 04083
Tel: 207.324.2814 or 1.800.287.1535 (in Maine)