Free 4-H Junior Master Gardener Program To Start

Palm Beach County 4-H is now offering its new Junior Master Gardeners program.

The innovative program is modeled after the highly successful Master Gardener program. Children ages 8 to 11 will have the opportunity to explore topics such as environmental science, horticulture, animals, weather, soil and nutrition in this engaging, hands-on program. Fun and creative activities will help youth learn how to create their own gardens, contribute to their families by growing food, and provide service to the community.

The program is made possible through a partnership with 4-H, Master Gardeners and Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden.

The first session will be held Monday, May 19 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension, 559 N. Military Trail, Exhibit Hall B, West Palm Beach. The subsequent sessions will be held every other Monday.

To attend the first session, participants must pre-register by May 15. To register, send an e-mail to or call the 4-H office at (561) 233-1731.