Today’s kids are faced with a complex world filled with difficult choices. From making healthy food choices to developing leadership skills, it’s a constant struggle to keep them growing in the right direction.
The Junior Master Gardener (JMG) program at Thanksgiving Point is focused on helping “Grow Good Kids.” JMG teaches kids where food comes from, how it grows and the importance of fruits and vegetables in a healthy diet.
Organized in conjunction with Utah State University Extension 4-H and located at Thanksgiving Point’s Farm Country, JMG is a summer gardening program for children ages 8-17. At the beginning of the summer, Thanksgiving Point’s Growing Leaders teen volunteers and JMG club members select which items to grow in their garden. The students choose to grow everything from tomatoes and squash to pumpkins and green beans. A favorite is the pizza garden, an area planted with all the vegetables you would want on a pizza (e.g. tomato, basil, onions, garlic and peppers).
Participants learn leadership skills, healthy eating habits and even business skills when they participate in the Thanksgiving Point Farmers Market with some of their produce. Your young ones will have a fantastic summer while learning valuable life lessons and making great friends.
Registration is now open and just $99 for the whole summer. Registration for ages 8-12 and ages 12-17 available online or by calling 801.768.2300. For more information, contact Corinne Mayberry at 801.768.4944 or email cmayberry at thanksgivingpoint dot org.