Junior Master Gardener
Junior Master Gardener returns to Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Saturday, March 21 from 9-noon. “Ecology and Environment” will be the focus of the program’s third session.
Julie Danley leads each class, an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. Junior Master Gardener engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the mind.
Junior Master Gardner also inspires youths to be of service to others through service learning and leadership development projects and rewards them with certification and recognition.
Children can get involved in exploring their world through meaningful activities that encourage leadership development, personal pride and responsibility and community involvement. Youth involved in the program develop critical thinking skills and the ability to identify community concerns and take action to address them through individual group projects.
The program is targeted toward children ages 6-12. Individual sessions are available for $45, while packages can be purchased for $365. To learn more about all of the sessions on the 2015 calendar and to register online, visit www.bbgardens.org/classes.