UC Davis Good Life Garden camp for kids

illustration By Mark Stivers

Looking for something to keep your little darlings busy this summer? Don’t just set them up with a lemonade stand; let them learn how to grow and cook healthy food. The UC Davis Good Life Garden, which is part of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, will host three one-week camps this summer for kids ages 9-13. They’ll visit farms to pick fresh fruit and talk to farmers, work in the Good Life Garden, learn basic cooking techniques and produce art projects. Kira O’Donnell, former owner of The Real Pie Company, will coax small hands into making fresh fruit pies to share at home (worth the price of camp right there!). One session is already full, but space is still available in the July 6-10 or August 3-7 camps. For tuition and information, contact O’Donnell at (530) 681-6412, or visit the Web site at www.goodlifegarden.ucdavis.edu.