Black Bear Club
The Black Bear 4-H Club participates in several Community Service projects each year. Some are geared towards assisting the community on a one time basis and others fit the criteria of a service-learning project.
The Heritage Garden Community Service-Learning Project is going into it's sixth year. We started with a bare piece of ground and now have several colorful gardens filled with "antique" perennials and annuals like our great grandmothers might have grown.
Through this project, club members have learned about soil, mulch, roots, starting seeds, and taking cuttings of plants to keep over winter. Most importantly they've learned responsibility. If you don't water the garden when it's your turn, plants could die! This year's goal for the garden was met in September when we built a rustic arbor over the walkway we made two years ago.
A continuing service-learning project such as this gives youth and adults associated with it a feeling of accomplishment and ownership. Stop by the Pioneer Village in Nisswa next summer and see how our gardens grow!