Beyond the Avocado Pit

What can you grow from the grocery store? Youth age 5-10 (with adult) come grow with us!


2024 *KIDS* Beyond the Avocado Pit

  • Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The grocery store produce aisles are full of things that will grow into plants given the right conditions. Many of us have accidentally started growing potatoes or purposely sprouted an avocado pit, but that is just the beginning. From pineapples and celery to ginger and sweet potatoes, come learn about the myriad of plants you can grow from things found in the grocery store!

Join us during the school break and get growing! After learning about various ways to propagate plants, each youth will have an opportunity to start two or three plants from materials bought at the grocery store. Recommended for youth ages 5-10 with an adult.

Registration closes: Monday, March 18th.Registration is limited to the first 20 youth/adult teams.


$10 per team, includes all materials to start two or three plants



Susan M. D'Egidio
Master Gardener Program Coordinator
(845) 344-1234, Ext.240


Cornell Cooperative Extension Orange County
18 Seward Avenue
Suite 300 (third floor)
Middletown, New York 10940

Last updated January 17, 2024