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West Virginia State program churns out Junior Master Gardeners

By From staff reports

Kids will be encouraged to get their hands dirty at West Virginia State on Wednesday.

Educating young people about gardening and sustainability is the focus of West Virginia State University Extension Service's free Junior Master Gardener training session from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the West Virginia State University Aerospace Education Laboratory in Institute.

Junior Master Gardener targets grades K-8 with a focus on health, nutrition, wildlife education, plant growth and development, and natural resources. Young gardeners learn by engaging in hands-on projects and activities.

Elementary school teachers, after-school workers, home-school parents, community volunteers, youth groups or others who work with K-5 children are encouraged to attend.

Registration is required by contacting Brad Cochran at 304-541-3301 or To learn more about the Junior Master Gardener program, visit The Aerospace Education Laboratory is located at 213 Douglas Street in Institute.


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