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 youths in your area or school? Contact Henrico County Master Gardener Program Coordinator Terry Lautzenheiser at email@example.com or (804) 501-5160.
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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