Junior Master Gardener Program Starting Soon

Jr. Master Gardeners and Volunteers working in the gardenLooking for a free interactive, educational program for your child this summer? If you answered yes, then you’ll want to check out UW-Extension’s Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program. It is a summer-long gardening/cooking program for youth, ages 8-12 years, that teaches them to “dig in the dirt”, care for plants, cook in the kitchen and eat healthy fruits and vegetables. Beyond gardening and cooking, your child will take field trips in the community, learn about insects and “dirt” from the experts, play fun games, and create lifelong friends (just to name a few).

Sessions are held on variable dates from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm during the school year, and then weekly from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm during the summer. Youth that attend at least 5 consecutive sessions will receive a JMG t-shirt, a field trip and certificate of completion. The JMG season begins April 6th, from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm in the “Garden of Eatin” garden by the UW-Extension building (UW-Fond du Lac, 400 University Dr.). Beginning June 15th, sessions will be 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and will continue until August 10th on various Thursdays. All sessions open to parents, grandparents and younger siblings accompanied by an adult. To register, please contact the UW-Extension office at (920) 929-3171. The deadline to register is Friday, March 31. See brochure here.

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