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4-H to Offer Free Junior Master Gardener Program

April 29, 2014

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 29 -- Palm Beach County issued the following news release:

Palm Beach County 4-H is proud to announce a new program, Junior Master Gardeners. This innovative program is modeled after the highly successful Master Gardener program. Children aged 8 to11 will have the opportunity to explore many 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. This 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 on Monday, May 19, 2014 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension, 559 North Military Trail, Exhibit Hall B, West Palm Beach, FL, 33415. The subsequent sessions will be held every other Monday.

To attend the first session, participants must preregister by May 15. For more information, visit the 4-H website ( To register, please send an email to or call the 4-H office at 561-233-1731.

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