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Let your kids get their hands dirty this fall

Posted 8/10/2016

Junior Master Gardeners offers a great fun, outdoor learning experience

children working in garden

Junior Master Gardeners getting the garden ready for planting at the Children’s Demonstration Garden

Let the kids get out of the back-to-school routine and get their hands dirty in the garden. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener™ program. Beginning in September, your child can experience fun, educational, hands-on outdoor 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, safety with tools, community service and much more!

The Junior Master Gardener program is open to all children ages 7 -12. The 8-session fall class fee is $20. Classes are held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. twice monthly on Saturdays.

If you live in the north part of the valley, classes 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 Junior Master Gardener classes will be held at the Lifelong Learning Center (8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.).

Registration is accepted through September. For more information and to register, please email or call Karyn Johnson at 702-257-5523. Students must register to participate. There’s more information about the nation-wide Junior Master Gardener program on the website.

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