Reminder: Celebrate International Mud Day on Saturday, June 25
Join Ithaca Children's Garden on Saturday June 25th from 3-6pm to celebrate International Mud Day. All ages are invited to enjoy wet and muddy activities including a Mud Kitchen, Muddy Targets, and Mud Arts & Crafts. When you are finished with your muddy play, refresh and clean off with our sprinklers and Mud Cleaning station. 

This year's event is modified from previous celebrations and is designed with activity stations to keep you safe. Please help us make Mud Day a healthy and safe event for all. Tompkins County's COVID numbers are currently trending down, and we want to help keep it that way! During your visit to the Garden, we will provide areas where people can spread out to enjoy the mud fun, use hand sanitizer and handwashing stations, and make masks available.

With Mud Day @ Home, you can look forward to celebrating nature through activities like Mud Painting and Muddy Science experiments! The virtual event is designed to be accessible with activities you can do in your own home using household materials.

Whether at home or at the Garden, we hope you will celebrate your connection to nature during International Mud Day!

Admission to the Garden is free, and so is our celebration! As a community-funded organization, donations are encouraged. Your gifts allow us to put community events - like this one - together. Make a secure donation online, or bring some cash along to put into our donation post.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from the Tompkins County Tourism Program.
ICG's Scholarship Fund is Gorges
The annual Giving is Gorges event hosted by United Way Tompkins County is upon us. We're just $5k away from meeting this year's scholarship need, and we need YOUR help to get us across the finish line!

Ithaca Children’s Garden believes in connecting children to nature for a better world - year round + with fewer barriers. Scholarships are critical to how ICG serves this vision. ICG strives to be welcoming for all, and this means ensuring that no one is turned away from our programs due to a family's inability to pay.

Make a gift and double your impact. Generous ICG donors, with a commitment to serving children in our community, have pledged to match every dollar raised to provide scholarship support to children and families. Thank you for supporting these future gardeners, nature stewards, and environmental leaders.
Happy Snacking in the Kitchen Garden
The Kitchen Garden is growing - and this week mulberries, strawberries, and lettuce are on the menu.

The lettuce is bursting through its row cover, crispy and delightfully refreshing. Just snap leaves off at the base to avoid pulling out the plant's roots.

Mulberry trees are along the main pathway between the Troll Bridge and sandy play area, you might notice fruit on the pathway before you look up. They're best when dark in color, purplish black. A mildly sweet and juicy treat!

The strawberries are hidden in several areas- along the boardwalk and by the compost kingdom. Good luck finding a ripe one before the slugs, bunnies, and our Playful Nature Explorers!
Happy Summer Solstice!
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