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Looking for educational gardening activities for the spring?

Posted 12/11/2015

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

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

Junior Master Gardeners offers a great learning experience

Searching for fun, educational activities for your children this spring? Check out University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener™ program. Beginning in February, 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.

Children ages 7-12 are invited to attend the program. The 8-session per semester class fee is $52. Classes are held from 9-12 a.m., twice monthly. If you live in the north part of the valley, there are Saturday Junior Master Gardener classes at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard (Horse Road and Decatur) beginning Feb. 6, 2016. If you live in the south part of the valley, the Saturday Junior Master Gardener classes will be held at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center (I- 215 and Windmill Lane) beginning Feb 13, 2016.

For more information and to register, 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. Families with children outside of the JMG registration age range, please contact Johnson for scheduled dates of family gardening days.

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