To earn your badge, choose any activity or combination of activities. When you’re done, click on the “Claim Badge” button below and complete the brief form. You’ll also be entered into Summer Camp raffles for a chance to win a prize!
All reading counts! But if you’d like to get into a book related to this week’s badge, here’s what we recommend:
Streaming Storytime • ages 0–5 Miss Julia presents storytime fun about gardening! Watch on demand on Facebook (no account needed)
Chicago Botanic Garden• all ages Experience one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. Tour 27 gardens and four natural areas, situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of shoreline.
Color Garden Scenes• all ages Get out your crayons, markers, or colored pencils and try your hand at coloring pages created by the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Coloring page(PDF to print) 16-page coloring book (PDF to print)
Volunteer in the Library Garden• all ages Sign up to care for the Vernon Area Library Garden for one week during the growing season. Volunteer as an individual, with a friend, or as a family or small group. Cleaned materials and instructions are at the garden. If your preferred date has already been claimed, please sign up on the waiting list; backups are needed! Sign up
Do Some Good!
If gardening brings to mind the culinary delights of summer, then take this opportunity to give fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, and other foodstuffs to neighbors in need.
Drop off fresh (or frozen) produce at the Vernon Township Food Pantry, Monday–Friday, 9 AM–4 PM, at 3050 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove.