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University of Illinois Extension

Take your love of gardening to a new level; Adult trainers needed for youth gardening series

February 27, 2014

Garden enthusiasts who would like to share their love and knowledge of horticulture with young people are encouraged to attend the University of Illinois Extension Junior Master Gardener training. The training will cover the basic goals of the program and review the excellent teaching curriculum for the course, as well as provide hands-on learning activities based on the curriculum.

The training will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at the Clinton County Extension Office in Breese. Cost of the training is $10 per person which will cover hand-outs and lunch. Online registrations are being accepted at: https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=9665 .

The Junior Master Gardener program consists of a series of activities which cover multiple aspects of gardening in Level I and II of the curriculum as well as Wildlife Gardener and Health and Nutrition from the Garden manuals. The session will be presented by Monica David, Illinois State Master Gardener Coordinator, and Bill Million, Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development. Materials and program design, as well as how to start a Junior Master Gardener group will be covered.
One may contact your local University of Illinois Extension Office for additional information.

Source: William J. Million, Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development, wmillion@illinois.edu

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