DURHAM, N.H. — The UNH Thompson School Horticultural Technology department will conduct the first annual Plant Camp this week, from July 10 through July 14. Registration has closed for the 2017 camp, as 15 students, ages 8-12, attend the UNH campus daily to study plants, plant production and to explore the great diversity of plants and habitats around the UNH campus in Durham, NH.
This camp will expose children to a wide array of plants and their biology, uses, cultivation, places in our lives and places in our world. Students will bring home a different craft, system or plant daily.
The camp has been organized by Thompson School Horticultural Facility Manager Jonathan Ebba. “Part of the intent for Plant Camp is to counteract ‘plant blindness’. An understanding of plants and their importance financially, ecologically and to our humanity is sorely lacking in our culture at large, and this program, in addition to being fun, will put plants ‘on the map’ for several young people.”, said Ebba.
Several area businesses and garden clubs have generously donated seven scholarships this year, making this day camp accessible to several campers.
Parents interested in Plant Camp for 2018 should contact Jonathan Ebba at Jonathan.Ebba@unh.edu.
The Thompson School Horticultural Technology Department is dedicated to producing top-notch growers able to produce a wide array of ornamental, hydroponic and medicinal crops using today’s high-tech production methods and proven plant cultivation techniques.
–UNH Thompson School of Applied Science
Horticultural Technology Department
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