Junior Master Gardener MascotHave you been searching for fun, educational activities for your children over the summer? Check out Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program. Beginning in June, your child will experience hands-on gardening activities while learning about plants, water, soil, veggies and more! They will learn to garden for healthy foods with an end product they can eat. In addition, your child will learn leadership skills, service, safety with tools and much more.

All children, ages 7-12 are invited to attend the program. The 8-week class fee is $30. Classes are held from 8-11 a.m. If you live in the north part of the valley, there are Saturday JMG classes at the Master Gardener Orchard (Horse Road/Decatur).  If you live in the south part of the valley, the Wednesday JMG classes are held at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center (I-215/Windmill Lane). At the end of this 8-week summer program, your child will receive a certificate and an invitation to attend JMG Part II offered in the fall. Details!