Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Junior Master Gardeners Learn to Grow

Last week (July 26-30)  we held our first ever Junior Master Gardener camp for kids between the ages of 7 and 12. There was a chance of thunderstorms everyday but that did not stop us from having fun at the camp. There was a total of 20 kids split into 3 groups known as the Rockin' Radishes, Super Squash, and Cool Carrots.

The groups had some friendly competition throughout the week working together as teams. Throughout the camp they learned about the importance bugs have in the garden, teamwork, the different soil types, performing in front of others, food safety, nutrition, and that food products can be used for much more than just eating.

In addition, the kids learned about what Grow Food Grow Hope is and how it exists to help those in need, and the importance of gardening as a whole.

By the end of the week, there were 20 Junior Master Gardener Graduates complete with caps and an award ceremony. Below are the group pictures from the graduation ceremony:

Rockin' Radishes

Super Squash


Cool Carrots

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