TIMONIUM, Md. — Approximately 300 Pinewood Elementary second, third and fourth grade students will plant flower boxes and attend a variety of fun, hands-on educational rotations at the 5th Annual Growing Together at the Maryland State Fairgrounds Seed, Soil and Students event on Friday beginning at 10 a.m. at the Maryland State Fair Park.
“This event is the culmination of our agriculture education program partnership between the Maryland State Fair and Pinewood Elementary School,” said Director of Agriculture Programs Robert Fogle. “Our hope is for the students to grow in their knowledge of agriculture and its relationship to their everyday lives as well as provide a natural way to help beautify the fairgrounds.”
The Pinewood Elementary students, in addition to planting flower boxes, will participate in agriculture educational rotations, among them:
- Transplantation — students will learn how to transplant plants in to flower boxes that will be displayed as decorations at the upcoming Maryland State Fair.
- Butterfly Pollinators — University of Maryland Extension Master Gardeners will teach about the importance of butterflies as pollinators.
- Popcorn vs. Field Corn — Farmer Stan will teach the difference between popcorn and field corn and will demonstrate how kettle corn is made.
In addition, other agriculture education activities are planned, and students, teachers and chaperones will be treated to lunch. More Than A Fair, We’re A Culture…AgriCULTURE. For more information, contact Edie M. Bernier at 410-925-1240.
— Maryland State Fairgrounds