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Junior Master Gardner 2018 Summer Camp


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Who: LEVEL 1—for campers entering grades 4, 5, and 6, in the fall of 2018
ADVANCED—for campers entering grades 5, 6, 7, 8 in the fall of 2018 and have completed Level 1 (preferably).
What: JMG Summer Camp @ WWC!
Where: Wittenbach Wege Center + Offsite Field Trips
When: May 31 & June 7 from 4-6pm,
June 14, 21, 28 & July 12, 19, 26, 9:00am—3:00pm
(No Camp July 5th)
Cost: $175 for 8 weeks

For Registration Contact Courtney Cheers at ccheers@lowellschools.com or 616-987-2565

Junior Master Gardener camp (JMG) is a 8-week youth gardening program in cooperation with extension. It engages students in “hands on” group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation of the environment, and cultivate the mind!
All levels combine academic achievement, gardening, nutrient dense food experiences (COOKING!), physical activity, and stewardship engagement. All levels will meet on the same dates and participate in the same study trips and stewardship projects such as: Community involvement by growing fresh vegetables to donate to the F.R.O.M. Food Pantry, building entrepreneurial skills by selling produce at the Lowell Farmer’s Market, visiting local farms and businesses to better understand Michigan's rich agricultural contributions, and developing stewardship and leadership skills through helping care for the WWC gardens.

May 31- Day 1—Planting Frenzy! Getting to Know the JMG Team and WWC Gardens! (4-6pm)
June 7- Day 2—Planting Frenzy! (4-6pm)
June 14- Day 3—Pollinator Palooza Part #1 (The Great Sunflower Project!)
June 21 – Day 4—Sparty’s Splendid Gardens (MSU 4-H Garden, Organic Farm & Dairy Store)
June 28 – Day 5—Sustaining Our Soils
July 12 – Day 6—Pollinator Palooza Part #2 (WWC Honeybees & Kropf Lily Garden)
July 19 – Day 7— Pondering Potatoes
July 26 – Day 8—JMG Sells at Lowell’s Fabulous Farmers Market