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Looking for educational gardening activities for the summer?

Posted 5/7/2015

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Junior Master Gardeners offers a great learning experience

Searching for fun, educational activities for your children this summer? Check out University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener 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 7-12. 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 Thursday Junior Master Gardener classes at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard (4600 Horse Road, North Las Vegas, Nev.) from June 11 to July 30. If you live in the south part of the valley, the Friday Junior Master Gardener classes will be held at the Lifelong Learning Center’s Outdoor Education Center (8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.) from June 12 to July 31, 2015.

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 Junior Master Gardener program website. Families with children outside of the JMG registration age range, please contact Johnson for scheduled dates of family gardening days.

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