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Youth Gardening

Junior Master Gardener for children

Hey parents, you have elementary
students at home?

Jr MG for kids
Help them to JOIN US for the first ever virtual National JMG Group on Facebook Live April 2nd-May19!

  • Sessions go April 2-May 19 on every Tuesday & Thursday 1:00pm (CST) and last approx. 20 minutes. (You can catch up on previous sessions by clicking links in the blue box below!)
  • Garden activities will be led by National JMG staff
  • Your kids can earn a Junior Master Gardener “Golden Ray Series” Certification in Plant Growth & Development
  • And, it’s FREE to JOIN US, HAVE FUN, LEARN and EARN certification!
Kids Day

A fun filled day at the Garden of the Sun for kids and families!

Check back later this summer. 

Garden Tours

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Visit the Garden of the Sun's  children area.

Guided tours are available upon request. 

Call our Helpline at 559-241-7534

 9 am to 12 pm Monday through Friday

or leave a message at any time

Or send an e-mail to mgfresno@ucdavis.edu

Master Gardener's demonstration garden Garden of the Sun click

Youth Gardening

Library event
Why teach youth to garden?

Planning a garden, planting the seeds and watching them grow give kids a sense of purpose and responsibility. ... Furthermore, studies show that when children have contact with soil during activities like digging and planting, they have improved moods, better learning experiences and decreased anxiety.

Youth Gardening has an active program of presentations with Fresno County Libraries. We present an after school program for elementary age students at Betty Rodriquez Library on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 4:00-5:00 pm. We present a program for young adults (middle school through high school) at the Woodward Park Library on the 1st Tuesday of the month from 4:30-5:30 pm. Currently all Library programs are on hold.

Mission Statement

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.