The Junior Master Gardener program takes science/horticulture into the classrooms with hands on activities. It is their mission to enhance the educational experience through hands on learning activities and provide curricular materials that enable us to help youth learn and retain science with concrete experience.
At present, the Junior Master Gardener Program is in eight schools and twenty classrooms. The schools are located throughout the county and reach approximately 350 youths. The eight schools are Southside Estates, Love Grove, Windy Hill, and Twin Lakes on the Southside; Oceanway on the Northside; Crystal Springs on the Westside; Reynolds Lane just West of Downtown Jacksonville; and West Riverside just South of Downtown.
Upon completion of each year’s course, the students are awarded Certificates of Completion.