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Posted 1/5/2016

Attend one or both of the Junior Master Gardeners Open Houses

Searching for fun, educational activities for your children this fall? Check out University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener™ Open House. View projects and collect programmatic information on the upcoming fall sessions which begin in February. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., speak with Junior Master Gardener Ambassadors and experience a make-and-take project and tours of the children’s demonstration gardens. Registration for the spring sessions will be available at the Open House. The Junior Master Gardener program offers your child leadership skills, service, safety with tools, community service and more.

The first Open House will be held in the north part of the valley on January 23 at the Research Center and Demonstration Orchard’s Children’s Garden located at 4600 Horse Road, North Las Vegas, Nev. The second Open House will be held in the south part of the valley on January 30 at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev. Refreshments will be available.

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 Feb. 6. 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 Feb. 13.

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 registration age range, please contact Johnson for scheduled dates of family gardening days.

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