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Growing gardeners: UROC helps kids develop green thumb

Gardening builds skills that go far beyond growing food. For more than 30 years, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum has been teaming up with other organizations to offer garden-based outreach programs to children ages 5 to 18. Over time, programming has grown from the Children’s Garden in Residence, a seven-week, hands-on experience that combines science and gardening to a variety of garden-based summer work programs that help teens build leadership, communication and entrepreneurial skills.