This fall we invite you to stroll through flower gardens, orchards and a pumpkin patch while you read a book!
A StoryWalk has been installed at Chelan Valley Farms in Manson, unveiling the story From Seed to Pumpkin by Wendy Pfeffer page by page as you walk around the farm. Read and find out how pumpkins grow from a tiny yellow seed in this colorfully illustrated nonfiction picture book.
The story book project is a collaboration between NCW Libraries, Chelan Valley Farms, and two Manson High School students — with a generous donation of materials from the Lake Chelan Building Co. The library district donated the book pages, the students built 16 page frames as part of the community service hours that all Manson high school seniors must complete, and Chelan Valley Farms is hosting the book walk.
All Manson elementary students will visit the farm in October to learn about farm life — and pumpkins!
The farm at 2393 Green Ave. in Manson is free to visit and is currently open to the public on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through the end of October. Pumpkins, fresh-cut flowers, non-alcohol ciders and other locally-sourced products are available for purchase.
A StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (literally a book taken apart) along a popular walking route. Conceived as a way to inspire parents, teachers, and caregivers to take young children out of doors for physical activity and to learn, StoryWalk® helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children.
Pictured above: Chelan Valley Farms owner Jeana Steiner, left, and Manson Branch Librarian Cindy Simmons pose at the first page of the story book.