The Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardener Association offers many programs for youth in the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah, and Warren.
We sponsor the 4-H Junior Master Gardener Home School Program for all homeschooled children in the area. Starting every March homeschoolers and their families are involved in learning and tending the Congregational-Community Action Program vegetable garden in Winchester. Children from 6-12 years old are instructed in a classroom setting once a week for a 90-minute period. These classes are usually held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and end in May. The students then go into the garden and plant and tend the garden and all food grown is donated to the C-CAP clients. The garden produces close to 900 pounds of food each year.
We provide monthly Nature Surprises for Kids workshops at Bowman Library, teach at summer 4-H camps, and work with the children to grow vegetables and flowers at the Fremont Street Nursery’s garden.
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