Gardening with Youth
MGEVs involved in projects targeted towards youth are working to increase young people’s awareness and understanding of the value of horticulture and landscaping, using horticulture as a tool to increase responsibility and leadership for youth, and teaching individuals and professionals, such as teachers and therapists, how to use horticulture to reach young people.
To reach the youth audience, GA MGEVs engage in projects like school gardens and orchards, community gardens with garden beds and activity programs geared to children, or carrying out sessions of the international Junior Master Gardener program or the state MG SPROUTS program.
To learn more about Master Gardener projects with an emphasis on gardening with youth, check out the stories below.
2016 Project Spotlights:
- Troup County Junior Master Gardener Program
- Carroll County Camp Dirty Knees
- Pickens County Appalachian Children's Emergency Shelter
2015 Project Spotlights:
- Houston County Junior Master Gardener Program
- Gardens and Orchards in Valdosta City Schools
- Chattooga County Junior Master Gardener Program