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Experience hands-on training in outdoor design and growing at the American Mural Project (AMP) in Winsted. This program is great for teens who are aspiring artists, architects, gardeners, landscape designers, and more.

Trail blaze, clear, trim, and build outdoor environments utilizing natural resources. Work alongside experienced craftspeople to learn basic skills in woodworking and design. Last summer’s projects included a tree house, bridge, and an outdoor stage—help pick what to build this year!

Explore woodland horticulture and plants in their natural habitat, including identifying invasive species. Learn about and assist in all aspects of sustaining a garden, from exploring organic methods of growing and cultivating the soil in raised beds to planting seeds/seedlings and harvesting. Celebrate the week’s end by creating recipes and meals from the garden’s bounty.

Program Goals

• Develop self-reliance and empowerment through collaborative projects and creative problem solving
• Gain basic skills in growing, designing, and constructing
• Develop an appreciation of food production and healthy eating

Ages, Schedule, Cost, and Registration

• Open to ages 12–17
• July 22–26 and July 29–August 2 (register for one or two weeks)
• 9am–1pm
• $195/week

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Sponsored in part by Collinsville Savings Society and R&M Insulation.