Junior Master Gardener Program

Youth (1st Grade and Up) are invited to join us for this unique opportunity to learn more about gardening, preparing and planting garden beds, and have the chance to grow their own flowers for the first time! The cost is $10 per youth for the entire program.Below is the background of the program and the details about this year’s program schedule. If you are interested in signing up your child use the form below.

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One current focus of the University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener program education efforts is youth gardening.

Programs that connect youth to gardening are on the increase nationally. University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners have expanded efforts in youth gardening education, often done in partnerships with other organizations and schools. These programs have goals associated with promoting healthy eating, reducing child obesity, connecting youth to nature, and teaching life and science skills.

Our program endorses the use of the Junior Master Gardener curriculum and program. It is a nationally and internationally recognized Extension youth gardening program developed by Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Learn more about the parent program and find additional resources by visiting the Junior Master Gardener website.

Program Schedule:

Time: 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Location: Sherburne County Fairgrounds, Elk River

Dates: (Thursdays)
June 6th – Soil, Plant Development, and Crop Planting
June 13th – Garden Planning, Types, and Planting
June 20th – Herbs/Hanging Baskets
June 27th – Birds/Fruits & Nuts
July 4th – NO CLASS
July 11th – Birds in the Garden
July 18th – NO CLASS (County Fair)
July 25th – Garden Herbs and Hydroponics
Aug 1st – Harvesting and Prepping the Garden for Fall
Aug 8th – End of Season Party

*Schedule and topics are subject to change.


Ready to sign up for the Junior Master Gardener Program? The cost is $10.00 per youth. Bring a check made payable to the Sherburne County Master Gardeners the first night of attendance. Use the button below to register each youth attending.


If you have any questions about the program or registration please feel free to use the form below to contact the coordinator for this program.

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