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Posted 1/5/2017

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers gardening program for youth

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Junior Master Gardeners prepare the soil for planting at the Children’s Demonstration Garden in Oct.

The Junior Master Gardener™ program offers a fun, educational activity for your child this spring. Beginning in Feb., 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.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener™ program is open to all children ages 7-12. The 8-session per semester class fee is $20. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. twice-monthly. If you live in the north part of the valley, classes begin on Feb. 4 and are held at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard (4600 Horse Road, North Las Vegas, Nev.). If you live in the south part of the valley, the classes begin Feb. 11 and are held at the Lifelong Learning Center (8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.).

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 JMGKids.us. Families with children outside of the JMG registration age range, please contact Johnson for scheduled dates of family gardening days.

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