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Looking for educational gardening activities for the summer?

Posted 4/14/2016

Junior Master Gardeners offers a great learning experience

Junior Master Gardener’s picking peas

Junior Master Gardener’s picking peas at the Children’s Demonstration Gardens

Searching for fun, educational activities for your children this summer? Check out University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener™ (JMG) program. Beginning in June, your child can experience hands-on gardening activities while learning about plants, water, soil, veggies and more, with an end product they can eat! In addition, your child can learn leadership skills, service, safety with tools, community service and much more from this 4-H program.

The Junior Master Gardener program is open to all children ages 6-12. The 8-session summer season class fee is $52. Classes are held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. each week. If you live in the north part of the valley, there are weekly Friday Junior Master Gardener classes at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard (4600 Horse Road, North Las Vegas, Nev.) from June 17 to August 5. If you live in the south part of the valley, the Tuesday Junior Master Gardener classes will be held at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center (8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.) from June 14 to August 2.

Registration begins May 1. For more information and to register, please email or call Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523.Students must register to participate. For more information on the nation-wide JMG program, visit JMG.org.

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