Junior Master Gardener Program

Youth 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!

DATE: May - July
TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

LOCATION: Sherburne County Fairgrounds, Elk River

WHO: Youth 1st grade and up
COST: $10/youth for the entire program

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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 program, find resources, purchase curriculum and register a JMG group by visiting the website.


Program Schedule:

May 15th – Soil, Composting, Early Crop Planting
May 24th – Garden Planning/Planting Beds
May 31st – Pollinators/Butterfly Garden
June 7th – Patio Pots/Huglekulture
June 14th – Plant Growth & Development/Hydroponics
June 21st – Herbs/Hanging Baskets
June 28th – Birds/Fruits & Nuts
July 5th – Tending & Harvesting Garden
July 12th – Cuttings/Propagation
July 19th – No Class, County Fair
July 26th – Weather/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 to the first program night.


Do you have questions regarding the Junior Master Gardener Program? Please use the form below to contact our Junior Master Gardener Program Volunteer Coordinators.

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