Youth Gardening Program Mission Statement:
Our goal is to educate the youth in our community in UC research-based gardening concepts, through fun, interactive, hands-on experiences.
Handouts and Links to Information:
Services provided by University of California Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners Youth Gardening Committee:
Developed to help meet the needs of those who wish to incorporate horticulture into the classroom.
Garden Discovery Program
Garden Discovery is a special program for youth groups. It includes a detailed tour of areas of the garden and an age-appropriate garden learning activity. Bring a lunch to round out the morning before heading back to school.
Take a field trip to the Garden of the Sun where a fun and educational experience awaits youths of all ages. Among the learning activities offered by UC Master Gardeners are planting seeds, a pressed flower activity, scientific examination of plant parts, leaf rubbings, composting, exploring seed travel and Botany on a Plate nutrition education.
If you are interested in scheduling a Garden Discovery tour for your class or group, please call the Master Gardener Helpline at (559) 241-7534 or email us with your request. It will be forwarded to the Youth Gardening team.
View the Garden Discovery Flyer for details and book a tour today.