Junior Master Gardeners
Henrico Master Gardeners provide youth-oriented educational activities that are exciting, interesting and fun.
The Henrico Master Gardeners work with young people to provide educational activities, lessons and demonstrations for pre-school through high school-aged youths covering horticultural and the environmental topics. Volunteers often participate in local public events with booths that provide make-and-take activities and educational information for children.
Programs can be coordinated through school administrators, teachers, and other community groups.
Examples of educational workshop topics:
- Busy, Beautiful Butterflies (learn about life as a pollinator)
- Worms at Work (learn how worms compost soil)
- The Journey of Seeds (learn about the plant life cycle)
Do you have a request for a Master Gardener to work with youth in your area or school? Contact our Junior Master Gardener volunteer coordinator at (NEED COMMITTEE CONTACT)
For more information related to children and gardening adventures in the great outdoors, check out these useful sites:
- Kids Gardening: kidsgardening.org
- American Community Gardening Association: communitygarden.org
- National Wildlife Federation: nwf.org
- The Nature Generation: natgen.org
- Children and Nature Network: childrenandnature.org
- My First Garden, University of Illinois Extension: extension.illinois.edu/firstgarden/
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