Take your love of gardening to a new level; Adult trainers need for 4-H youth gardening series

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Garden enthusiasts who would like to share their love and knowledge of horticulture with young people are encouraged to attend the University of Illinois Extension Junior Master Gardener training. The training will cover the basic goals of the program and review the excellent teaching curriculum for the course, as well as provide hands-on learning activities based on the curriculum.

The training will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at Quad City Botanical Center, 2525 4th Ave., Rock Island, IL.  Cost of the training is $10 per person which will cover hand-outs and lunch. Online registrations are being accepted at: https://webs.extension.uiuc.edu/registration/?RegistrationID=9665 .

The Junior Master Gardener program consists of a series of activities which cover multiple aspects of gardening in Level I and II of the curriculum as well as Wildlife Gardener and Health and Nutrition from the Garden manuals. The session will be presented by Monica David, Illinois State Master Gardener Coordinator, and Bill Million, Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development. Materials and program design, as well as how to start a Junior Master Gardener group will be covered.

For more information or to register by phone, contact University of Illinois Extension, Rock Island County at (309) 756-9978.

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About 4-H: Illinois 4-H strives to help youth learn skills for living. University of Illinois Extension provides 4-H programs in every county in Illinois. Illinois 4-H aims to impact the lives of 250,000 youth each year through sustained learning clubs and groups and short-term programming.

For Further Information Contact:

Source: Bill Million, Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development: 217-333-0910

News Writer: Judy Mae Bingman, Extension Media Communications Specialist, 217-300-2113