Looking for a free interactive, educational program for your child this summer? If you answered yes, then you’ll want to check out Extension’s Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program. It is a FREE summer-long gardening/cooking program for youth, ages 8-12 years, that teaches them to “dig in the dirt,” care for plants, cook in the kitchen and eat healthy fruits and vegetables. Beyond gardening and cooking, your child will take field trips in the community, learn about insects and “dirt” from the experts, play fun games, and create lifelong friends (just to name a few).
All sessions are open to parents, grandparents, and younger siblings accompanied by an adult.
Things You Can Do in Junior Master Gardeners
- Discover the wonderful world of horticulture and insects
- Make nutritious snacks using food grown in the garden
- Perform community service projects
- Visit local nature centers and produce farms
Additional Program Information:
- Texas A&M University JMG Program
- Wisconsin Master Gardener Program
- Fond du Lac County Master Gardener Program
Junior Master Gardener Program Staff
- Patty Percy, Community Garden Coordinator – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Amanda Miller, FoodWIse Coordinator and Health & Well-Being Educator – email@example.com
The JMG Program is offered by Fond du Lac County Extension. It is a collaboration between the FoodWIse Program and Fond du Lac County Master Gardeners. FoodWIse is funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP.) SNAP/FoodShare helps families buy the food they need for good health. Visit access.wi.gov to learn how to apply for food assistance or call 1-888-446-1239 (Fond du Lac).