Applications for program are due by Jan. 31
FREEHOLD, NJ – Children ages 9 through 11 are invited to take part in Monmouth County’s Grow Team Program that includes learning gardening basics through special hands-on activities on the way toward becoming a certified Junior Master Gardener.
The deadline to register for the program is Jan. 31. Those interested in the program should contact the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Service of Monmouth County at 732-431-7260. There is a $25 registration fee. Register early because class size is limited.
Children will be involved in a unique opportunity to unlock the mysteries of seed germination and plant propagation, to experiment with soil composition and to harvest and protect seeds.
All classroom and hands-on sessions will be held on Saturdays from to at the
“The Grow Team offers children an exciting way to learn how to grow local fruits and vegetables,” said Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, liaison to the county’s agricultural interests. “Children who participate will have exciting, hands-on experiences in plant biology, soil science and disease and pest control.”
The children will work with certified Master Gardeners who are experts in all things related to home gardening in
The Grow Team program is a part of the county’s Master Gardener program. Similar programs are conducted throughout the