4-H, Master Gardeners, and EFNEP Collaborate on School Project
What Has ANR Done?The San Bernardino 4-H Youth Development Program, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), and the Master Gardeners Program, all a part of UCCE has joined in collaboration with the Norton Space and Aeronautics Academy (NSAA) in San Bernardino. UCCE have begun to provide resources and hands-on activities in the area of gardening to children ages kindergarten through 4th grade. Recently, employees and volunteers planted vegetables and fruit plants in the NSAA school garden. In addition, beginning in the fall of 2010, children at the NSAA charter school will begin the 4-H garden project utilizing the curriculum titled Gardening: See them Sprout and Gardening: Let’s get Growing will teach youth involved in the 4-H after school program about garden planning, planting, garden care, harvesting, storage and careers.
Collaboration increases fruit and vegetable awarenessNSAA children have begun to learn where vegetables and fruits come from. This past May, several students helped harvest carrots and other vegetables. While participating in this activity, youth were very eager to wash the carrots and taste them; many for the first time!
Supporting Unit: San Bernardino CountyCynthia Barnett, San Bernardino County 4-H Youth Development Advisor 909.387.2193
Janet Hartin, San Bernardino County Horticulturist Advisor 909.387.2166
Clara Wilshire, San Bernardino County EFNEP Program Manager 909.387.2188