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Junior Master Gardeners offers a great learning experience

Posted 8/11/2014

JMG community service project at Robert Taylor School Cactus Gardens. Kids working in garden.

JMG community service project at Robert Taylor School Cactus Gardens. Photo courtesy of Karyn Johnson.

Searching for fun, educational activities for your children this fall? Check out University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener™ program. Beginning in September, 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 7-12. The 8-session per semester class fee is $52. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. every other Saturday. If you live in the north part of the valley, there are Saturday Junior Master Gardener classes at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard (4600 Horse Road, North Las Vegas, Nev.) beginning Sept. 6, 2014. 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 (8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.) beginning Sept. 13, 2014.

For more information and to register, please email or call Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523. Students must register to participate. For more information, visit the nation-wide JMG website. Families with children outside of the JMG registration age range, please contact Karyn Johnson for scheduled dates of family gardening days.

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