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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)

FREE DOWNLOAD: Instructions to make a plant or seed pot from newspaper

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 or (804) 501-5160.

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