Junior Master Gardener – Growing Good Kids
The Henrico Extension Office offers Junior Master Gardener classes to youth. JMG is designed to be a flexible program that can be utilized by many different groups. The Level One JMG curriculum is designed for grades 3-5. Youth can explore eight chapters of novel, “hands-on” activities. The program includes a study of life-skills and career exploration then culminates the JMG experience with service learning projects and recognizes their efforts with certification as a Junior Master Gardener. JMG Level Two (grades 6-8) focuses on Plant Growth & Development and on important Soil and Water education and conservation concepts.
Things You Can Do in JMG
- Make plantable greeting cards…
- Discover the wonderful world of worms…
- Use peanut butter/chocolate chips/cereal to learn about soil aggregates…
- Find out how plants clean water…
- Create your own vegetable garden… and more!
Who Can Participate in JMG?
- Through public school
- Through home school
- In after-school programs
- Youth clubs
For more information or to schedule a class, contact the Henrico Extension Office at (804)501-5160.