2016 4-H Jr. Master Gardener Program (Oakland County)

Date: May 5, 2016 - June 16, 2016
Time: 6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Tollgate Educational Center and Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377
Contact: Pat Fix, 248-202-1242

What:  The 4-H Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program is a series of classes that covers the following topics in an interactive, fun, and hands-on way: soil; plant science; vegetables; yard and garden pests; flowers; and woody plants and lawns.  Classes provide a high-quality, positive learning experience via project-based, hands-on education. The JMG program is based on the research and expertise of Michigan State University and Master Gardener volunteers. We hope to help kids discover that gardening is a fun and rewarding activity and volunteering is an important part of being a good citizen of the community.

Each JMG participant must attend at least 6 classes and accumulate at least 10 volunteer hours. Volunteer hours are accumulated by helping in the garden. Participants who complete the JMG certification requirements above will be recognized and will receive a 4-H Junior Master Gardener certificate.

JMG is taught by Master Gardeners—volunteers who have successfully completed the “adult version” of JMG through MSU Extension and would like to share their enthusiasm and expertise for gardening and volunteering with youth in our community. The instructors are screened MSU Extension 4-H volunteers.

Cost:  $40 for 4-H members, $50 for non 4-H members.  Non 4-H members can enroll at https://mi.4honline.com  upon acceptance to 4-H JMG Program. 

Who:  Any youth 8-12 years old (age determined as of Jan. 1, 2016)

When:  Thursday evenings starting May 5, 2016 - June 16, 2016 Meeting from 6 - 8 p.m.
(7 Weekly Sessions - May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9, June 16)

Where:  Tollgate Educational Center and Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377

 **There are a limited number of spaces, so please get your applications in early

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