FAMILIES ARE INVITED to the vegetablegardens at Pineland Farms onFriday to learn what makes plants grow and to get their hands dirty working in the garden. Reservations required. Call 926-3913.

WHEN: 1 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Valley Farm Education Cen-ter, Pineland Farms, off Intervale Road (Route 231), New Gloucester

HOW MUCH: $3 per person or $15 for a family; free for children ages 2 and younger