The Junior Master Gardener Program (JMG) is a youth gardening project designed for students. These classes are being offered to area students in grades four, five or six. JMG offers horticultural and environmental science education, and leadership and life skills development through fun and creative activities. JMG is committed to helping young people become good gardeners and good citizens thereby encouraging them to make a positive contribution to their families, school and community.
The JMG provides structured time for students; with students learning in a way that enriches the student, their family life and the community. JMG enhances the academic curriculum of the student and JMG is designed to help foster civic responsibility.
Beginning April 24, each Monday after school for eight weeks we will meet in the Community Room of the Valley County Courthouse. As a parent or guardian, you are asked to promptly pick up your child at 5:30 p.m.
Participants will receive a JMG Handbook which contains individual activities designed to enhance the group activities for every chapter. These are projects and activities the young gardeners can do to share their new knowledge with their families, friends and the community. There is a charge for the handbook and supplies of $25. We will have a small number of scholarships available.
Registration is due Monday, April 10. Forms are located at the Irle School, Middle School and the Extension Office located in the Valley County Courthouse.
For further information please contact the Valley County Extension Office at 228-6241.