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Junior Master Gardeners

Posted - Feb. 28, 2004 at 9:19 a.m.



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Larry A. Sagers Regional Horticultural Specialist Utah State University Extension Service Thanksgiving Point Office © All Rights Reserved

Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Training is coming to a county near you! Please help us get the word out to 4H leaders, Master Gardeners, YFP mentors, and teachers.

What is JMG?

The Junior Master Gardener program provides a hands-on approach to learning horticulture, environmental science, leadership, and life skills. Junior Master Gardeners is one of the many awesome experiences that Utah State University Extension has for youth.

Who can participate?

Everyone! We only ask that the teacher/leader be willing to work with youth! The JMG leader does not have to be a Master Gardener to lead a JMG group. If the leader needs garden resources and information, they can contact the local county Extension service for support. JMG groups are organized through public/private schools, home school groups, and after-school programs. Many groups utilize the JMG program in their 4-H clubs, YMCA activities, Girl Scout and Boy Scout badge work.

Do I Need a Garden?

No, the JMG lessons and hands on activities do not require a garden space. Have you ever wanted to make your own Chia Pet? You can with the JMG Plant Person lesson. Kids will love catching bugs all afternoon with a bug sucker they made. It is also a fun way to teach about nutrition!

When & Where?

Thanksgiving Point March 6th 9:00-4:30

Utah Botanical Center (Kaysville) 9:00-4:30

Training costs $18 and includes awesome make & takes and lunch. To register call 801-399-8202.Pre registration required

Be Sure to Check out the National JMG website: jmgkids.org

For More information Contact your local JMG Team

Loralie Cox, State JMG Coordinator loraliec at ext.usu.edu

Dallas Holmes dallash at ext.usu.edu

Dave Francis dfrancis at ext.usu.edu

Volunteer Development Specialist Utah State University Extension, 4-H 4900 Old Main Hill Logan UT 84322 435-797-2202 (phone) 435-797-3268 (fax)

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