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Gardening volunteers sought

Volunteers are needed for a new University of California Cooperative Extension 4-H Project, Junior Master Gardeners.

The program is geared to third- through fifth-graders, and volunteers will receive extension training on the gardening materials and on how to organize a group of five to 10 youth.



The seven-chapter “Volunteer Handbook” includes all the information needed to present engaging gardening and environmental activities for 9- to 11-year-olds. The youths receive their own “Junior Master Gardener” handbook.




The JMG program can be done in community and neighborhood groups, in school classrooms, after-school programs, home-school settings, or in a variety of other ways.

The adult volunteer training will be held March 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Loomis. The cost of the training is $13.50 per adult. Enrolling children will pay $20, which includes the handbook, insurance and program fees. Registration is required. Call 273-4563 for registration or more information.


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